The Fiddlerman Iron Violin Practice Mute is a rubber coated mute, made in two pieces. With this mute you will retain the sound quality, while dampening the sound significantly. This mute is unique with its beautiful walnut wood look finish.
Material: Iron covered with a thin layer of rubber
Dimensions: 55mm wide, 28mm tall, opening for bridge is 3mm
Weight: 65 grams
Use: Place the mute on the bridge, over the strings. Knock gently with one finger to make the mute grip the bridge and retain a good fit and position when you play.
I own three mutes, a full rubber practice mute, this Iron Mute, and a full metal mute. The full rubber mute wasn't cutting it as far as general practice was concerned and I felt I was still too loud and might eventually annoy my neighbors and roommate. This particular mute brings the volume right down to where I wanted it, though the fully metal mute does a better job at bringing the volume down this one doesn't seem to cause tone issues as much as the full metal one does. There are some differences if you listen closely. This mute also feels more secure on the bridge if, like in the video, you give it a light tap it is very secure. (I still wouldn't go swinging the violin around if on its side). The downside is the same as the full metal one which they are a bit bulky and makes it a little difficult if you are trying to pay attention to your bowing technique. You can't see where the hair contacts the strings, you can still see the stick however. Overall I would not hesitate to recommend this mute for overall volume reduction and minimal loss of intonation.
This is a quiet mute! I'm a beginner so NO one including the dogs, stay in the room when I do bowing practice. I put this thing on and it was QUIET. Even the dogs stayed around. If you live in an apartment this will do the job. As a bonus, these guys have a short instructional video on it's use. It saved me some grief and damage to my violin.
Hey Fiddlershop Great overall experience. I am very happy with the Iron mute its awesome. The Artino mute I am not satisfied with and plan on getting another Iron mute. The Artino has a very tin can sound on all my violins. Thanks
I love this mute! It lets this beginner play at all hours of the day or night without annoying anyone. Customer service was also great.
The ordering and delivery processes were smooth. I was satisfied with the quality of the mute and the price was fair. Having used only a rubber mute before, I didn’t know what to expect. The mute is heavy (rubber coated iron!), but sits stable enough on the bridge. The sound is VERY muted and an instrument could be played in virtually any setting without altering the tone of the violin.
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