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Stentor 1173 Violin Tonwolf Mute

4.1 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • Violin Tonwolf Mute from Stentor
  • Slides over the top of the bridge to effectively dampen the sound
  • Heavy nickel plated brass
  • Designed for quiet practice
£4.78 FREE UK delivery. In stock. Dispatched from and sold by Omega Music (UK) Ltd.

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Technical Details
Item Weight5 g
Product Dimensions3 x 7 x 1.8 cm
Manufacturer reference1173
  
Additional Information
ASINB002R04WYG
Best Sellers Rank 8,310 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5 g
Date First Available24 July 2009
  
 

Product Description

Violin Tonwolf Mute from Stentor. Slides over the top of the bridge to effectively dampen the sound. Heavy nickel plated brass. Designed for quiet practice.

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This is the best mute for volume reduction.

I have tried the rubber Ultra USA practice mute, the unbranded 'Heavy metal violin mute', and the Tonwolf Chrome/Brass Violin Mute. All three significantly reduce the volume of the violin but some are better than others.

Of the three this (Tonwolf) is the quietest, and has a better tone than the rubber mute (Ultra USA). The 'Heavy Metal' mutes are better at keeping the violin's 'natural' tone, and are the second quietest mutes. The rubber mutes are cheap, but the tone is significantly altered, and the volume is not reduced as much.

The rubber mute is least likely to damage your instrument, and the metal mutes are a little scary to fit on the bridge at first, but there is no need to worry. If you are careful, non of them should damage your bridge.

Those complaining that the Tonwolf slips off: I believe that either you have an unusually thin bridge, or the mute may be faulty. In my experience, the Tonwolf has a tighter grip than any of the other mutes I have tried.

Note: No mutes I have found so far reduce the volume as much as I would like (for late night practice etc.). For this I would suggest, perhaps, purchasing a very cheap student instrument, stuffing it with old newspaper (through the F holes - careful not to knock the sound post out of place though!), and then applying this mute. That is the quietest you can get (without buying a "silent" instrument).

I've not found any other 'in-depth' comparatave mute reviews; I hope this information helps!
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This mute does do the job of making your violin quieter without too much distortion, but, I found the clip rather tight and I have been worried about damaging the bridge. It did leave some slight marks where I used it initially. However, after a while the clip has loosened and it's been a lot easier to get on and off.
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This mute is brilliant, I have an ebony one but the Tonwolf cuts down the volume by half a again. It was a bit stiff to fit it onto the bridge at first.
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My violin teacher in 1961 had one like this and it made a much nicer sound than the black wooden ones all the students had, so when my daughter needed a mute, I got her this one. She needs to work a bit before she plays like my old teacher, but the sound is reduced and the tone nicer so it's not as difficult listening to her practise.
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By John Meanwood TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 23 Oct. 2015
I bought a new Stentor Conservatoire violin from Omega Music (buy it direct, it's cheaper) and because I live in a wooden caravan with very thin walls I also bought a Stentor Ultra Heavy Rubber Mute and a Stentor Tonwolf Mute, mainly because the reviews say that each is the best and makes the violin the quietest, so I wanted to compare them. I have now tried both and I have to say that the metal one makes the violin quieter than the rubber one, though it also makes the notes a bit tinny. Still, I had my neighbour stand in the garden while I played the violin with the Tonwolf metal mute on and he said he couldn't hear a thing, so I would heartily recommend this one for practice on an acoustic violin if you do not want to disturb your family or your neighbours.

When it arrived I found that I would have great difficulty getting it onto the bridge without damaging the bridge, so I spaced the prongs out a bit more with a flat screwdriver and now it goes on very easily and doesn't fall off. It is heavier than the rubber mute and measures approximately 1" x 1" x 1/2", so fits easily into the pocket of your violin case.
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Bought this for late-night practicing and it works brilliantly. It really reduces the volume of the instrument, and actually gives an interesting reedy tone when playing. This means I can practice at night when I have time, so has allowed me to start playing again - highly recommend it!
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The Tonwolf is my "go to" practise mute. It does a very respectable job of muting the sound of the violin and has a good secure fitting onto the bridge (you may need to adjust the width of the teeth to fit your bridge without marking it).

I have a heavier brass style mute which does a better job of muting, but it has to rest/sit on top of the bridge and is not stable in the same way as the Tonwolf (you need to be careful to keep your violin level), and I worry about it falling onto my violin and damaging it.

Also have a large rubber mute, but it isn't nearly as good as the Tonwolf.
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