Selection of professional-standard practice and performance mutes. Priced from as little as € 1.58.

Mutes - We stock a wide range of mutes for violin, viola and cello, including Tourte, Tonwolf, Roth Shihon and Ultra Rubber. We also stock the Tourte round model mute for double bass.

hen you need to mute a string or two, get out your Tourte violin mute. A standard for all violinists, and easy to use, too!

What are Violin Mutes?

violin mute

A violin mute is an instrument accessory that has been used by violinists since the 17th century. They are placed typically on the bridge of the violin, where the heart of sound vibrations occur. Violinists can vary their sounds by combinations of their bow speeds, contact points and finger placement. A mute gives another dimension to varying sound that these typical methods are unable to achieve. Mutes increase  how heavy the bridge is on the violin, thus varying the sound.  It typically makes a violin’s tone color sound soft and less vibrant. The more prongs that a mute has will restrict

more sound and vice versa. The material of the mute is also a huge factor in how it will vary your sound.

When Should I consider using Violin Mutes?

How Much do Violin Mutes Cost?

Practice Mutes can be purchased by Beginner to Advanced Players who are looking to practice in a quiet environment. Other types of mutes are typically only used by intermediate to advanced players. Violin Mutes are very common in an orchestra environment, when the conductor wants a string section to sound more muffled. Violin Mutes can also be used for performing when a violinist wants to show a different type of tone color.

 

How Much do Violin Mutes Cost?

Mutes are relatively inexpensive and typically cost no more than 6 - 12€.

Mute for violin, viola and cello

 

  If you plan on playing in an orchestra, you will most definitely need a mute. Mutes are small pieces of rubber that cling to the bridge of the violin and silence some of the light overtones played by the strings on the violin. This produces a much more mellow, quieter sound that a lot of orchestras use in various pieces, particularly in romantic and contemporary era music. Definitely a must for someone who plans on being in an orchestra.

If you plan on playing in an orchestra, you will most definitely need a mute. Mutes are small pieces of rubber that cling to the bridge of the violin and silence some of the light overtones played by the strings on the violin. This produces a much more mellow, quieter sound that a lot of orchestras use in various pieces, particularly in romantic and contemporary era music. Definitely a must for someone who plans on being in an orchestra.

Ebony Violin & Viola Mute EU

Classic style Ebony provides mid to heavy muting for practice and ensemble. It is said to give a sweeter tone than rubber mutes.

Easy-on, easy-off mute. Fine quality ebony in the traditional 3-prong design. 

Mid to heavy muting. Lowers the volume, not the sound quality! 

  • Crafted from ebony
  • Practice anywhere
  • Higher quality than other cheaply made ebony mutes
  • 3-prong design mounts to bridge

 Delivery: 1 Piece

6,68 €

3,98 €

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  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Tourte - Violin Mute EU

Made of rubber, the Tourte Original is one of the most popular mutes sold. It is ideal for chamber music, orchestra and personal practice.

Made of rubber, the Tourte Original violin mute is one of the most popular violin mutes sold. It is ideal for chamber music, orchestra and personal practice

Genuine Tourte violin/viola mute. Violin shaped, single hole. Substantial hard rubber variety with excellent orchestral or solo muting qualities.

Quantity 1 piece

2,98 €

1,58 €

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  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Violin Mute EU SPECIAL COLOR

Made of very soft blue or green silicone rubber - to choose from.

It does not stain the violin stand at all, does not leave any mechanical elements after use.

Thanks to its special silicone composition.

Quantity 1 piece

6,68 €

3,98 €

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  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Nice quality mute that lowers sound when violin needs to soften without distortion when pianissimo is difficult to maintain or isn't enough.

Violin Mute, Tourte original, available in shaped with single hole or round with double hole. Remains on instrument when not in use.

Rubber mute that slips over the bridge and strings. May stay on strings of instrument when not in use.

 

Bech - Magnetic Violin & Viola Mute EU

Super handy mute that won't rattle or buzz. Mute magnetically connects to a little attachment which then hooks to the tailpiece. 

The Bech is made from strong, black rubber. It has magnets enclosed and a magnetic clip, to attach to the tailpiece, to house when not in use.

The Bech violin and viola mute is made from strong, black rubber. It has magnets enclosed and a magnetic clip, to attach to the violin tailpiece, to house when not in use.

Quantity  1 piece

12,98 €

9,68 €

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Menuhin Shield Type - The Professional' Violin & Viola Mute EU

   Available for the first time in 20 years, the Menuhin Style 'The Professional' Violin/Viola mutes are designed with a brass insert to create maximum warmth of tone whilst providing effective muting. Weight 3.6gr. 

Menuhin The Professional Violin Viola Mute. 

  Menuhin style 'The Artist' violin/viola mute is designed to create the warmest muted sound possible. Suitable for beginners and students, it does not rattle and will easily move on and off the bridge without undue noise.

Quantity 1 piece

 

28,00 €

18,00 €

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  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Spector Violin Mute EU

The Spector is made from state-of-the-art dampening rubber.  It is designed to remain on the strings even when not in use. It provides mid level muting.

The Spector violin mute is made from state-of-the-art dampening rubber. It is designed to remain on the violin strings even when not in use. It provides mid level violin muting.

Quantity 1 piece

11,98 €

9,98 €

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Chrome Violin & Viola Mute EU

   Very heavy metal chrome plated steel practice mute. To be used in practice situations when maximum muting is essential.

The Chrome violin and viola mute is made from strong, black rubber. It has magnets enclosed and a magnetic clip, to attach to the violin tailpiece, to house when not in use.

  Quantity 1 piece

16,00 €

11,00 €

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  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Heifetz - Violin & Viola Mute EU

  Favoured by renowned virtuoso violinist Jascha Heifetz, the Heifetz mute was invented by his close friend Henryk Kaston.

THE HEIFETZ MUTE for Violin and Viola

  Quantity 1 piece

22,00 €

18,00 €

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  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Ultra Practice Violin Mute EU

The Ultra Practice mute is made from thick, strong and flexible rubber. It reduces the sound level to a minimum.

This is my favorite violin mute as it does a great job at restricting the sound production of a violin. It is intended for practicing purposes, and is placed on top of the bridge. I would say it limits the standard sound of a violin by 85%.

Regulate your violin sound with this ultra practice violin mute .The Ultra Practice mute is made from thick, strong and flexible rubber

Quantity 1 piece

11,98 €

8,00 €

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  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Hill - Peg Paste Compound EU

Hill Violin Peg Paste Compound   

From the legendary house in England, Hill Peg Paste is a very good and safe lubricating agent for sticking pegs.

This is a great accessory that helps to keep your pegs from sticking. You simply apply the paste compound onto the peg and it will move in the peg box much easier.

Hill Peg Compound assures that your string instrument pegs to turn easily. Prevents slipping and sticking. Packaged as an easy-to-use stick.

  Quantity 1 piece

 

12,98 €

9,98 €

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Peg Paste Compound EU - Pirastro

  Excellent compound for Ebony pegs and dark wood pegs. Compound is black and is a bit harder than some other compounds. The compound arrived very fast and ordering was painless.

  Quantity 1 piece

11,98 €

8,98 €

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  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Comments and opinion reports about

Comments: 2
  • #2

    Brian (Saturday, 27 June 2020 13:44)

    If you live with others, teaching, have pets, are learning. This feels like a must have, and it helps a lot.upstairs neighbours don't even hear me practice anymore, they asked if i had given up.

  • #1

    Melissa (Saturday, 14 December 2019 20:30)

    This mute is a great accessory for my viola, and is perfect for practicing at home, where you require a slightly quieter sound. Yet it does not simply soften the sound; it helps to produce a warm, mellow tune that gives you goosebumps. A must-have for anyone living amongst a landlord.