Slide on Violin Mute
Slide on Violin Mute
Slide on Violin Mute

Shar Music

Slide on Violin Mute

Sale price$6.99
SKU: 1162
In stock


Wire with plastic roller.

What Should I Look For in a Mute?
All string players should have at least one mute, and there are three important factors to consider. First and foremost, ease of use. How quickly can the mute be put in place or removed? How important is this to you? Orchestral players sometimes only have one measure to install or remove a mute. Secondly, sound quality. The goal of the mute is to lower the volume only, not dampen the good quality of your instrument. Regarding overall sound quality, the degree to which a mute "rattles" when not in use but still on the strings between the bridge and tailpiece is important as well. Third is aesthetics. Truth be told, many players consider the importance of overall look and feel, trying a variety of mutes to find out what works and looks best on their instrument. Fortunately, mutes are not too expensive, so this is a relatively low cost endeavor.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Francis Krygowski
Needed a little work

As I installed the mute, its wire frame kept popping out of the end of the tube. I had to do some detail work with needle nosed pliers to keep things attached. But now that I've done that, it seems fine.

Laurel Bronson
Replacement of faulty mute

Thankyou for the mute you sent to replace the one that didn’t work. This one fits 😀

Quick & Effective

This works! It sufficiently dampens the volume without sacrificing the integrity of tone. My violin still sounds great with it on, just quieter obviously. It's much faster and easier to engage than the Tourte mutes and just as effective. In response to an earlier review written by another Shar customer, I think the mute didn't work; it may depend on your instrument. I've known some mutes to work better with certain violins, violas, cellos, etc.

This is the one!

"I am an adult novice student and have a loud Lamberti Master Series violin. I was finding the notes from D on the open A through the E string notes a "teeth-gritting" experience and my Old English Sheepdog mix was moaning a baritone accompaniment during my
practices. I purchased several mutes to try to lower the volume for both our sakes without changing the quality of the music. THIS IS THE WINNER! Although not easy to fit onto the violin (my teacher helped me), once there it is definitely what I was looking
for. The quality of sound is great, just softened noticeably."

Sylvia Casterton

I prefer this mute when I desire a more brilliant sound. This mute allows the string to vibrate without deadening the sound too much and can easily be removed from the bridge in a second or two. I have used a sliding mute since I was nine and now recommend it to all my violin students.

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