The ORIGINAL Bech Magnetic Violin and Viola Mute, not an imitation!
An advance on the standard Tourte type
Reduces the possibility of rattles
Installs in seconds
Great for apartments
Bech Magnetic Violin and Viola Mute is an advance on the standard Tourte type. The mute is attached to a magnetic holder on the tailpiece when not in use reducing the possibility of rattles. This is the original Bech Magnetic Violin and Viola Mute, not an imitation!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mounting all the pieces of this mute is impossible if the tail piece has two or more fine tuners. The clip piece cannot access the tail piece as per the instructions printed on the back of the package. This, however, is not a problem for using the mute becaus the clip's function is to hold the mute when not in use.
The mute itself is very small and fits between D and A strings on the tail side of the bridge. The center of the mute rests firmly on the top of the bridge.
Testing was performed with a sound meter placed on a music stand about 18-24" from my left ear, the usual distance when practicing.
With no mut in place the loudest tone my violin can produce is about 79 decibels (db), the sound level of a busy street or alarm clock.
With this mute in place the loudest tone I could produce was 71 db, the sound level of a "normal" conversaton heard at three feet.
The sound produced is flatter and less appealing than...
As a professional violinist and teacher, this is the ONLY mute that I will use! The magnet eliminates the vibration that occurs with other mutes as the musician is playing and it easily detaches and connects to the bridge when in use. Excellent product and highly recommended!
I'm a viola performance major with a large 16.5" viola, and I needed a mute that wouldn't constantly rattle when I performed. I got this mute last week and have since had it on my viola 24/7, in an orchestra performance of Beethoven and Stravinsky, chamber music and individual practice and it not only sounds great when on, it doesn't rattle at all when off and attached to the tailpiece.
This is easily one of the best instrument accessories I've ever purchased.
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