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Finissima Violin Mute

£10.40

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Finissima Violin Mute

The Finissima mute transforms the violin sound into a smooth muting effect without diminishing or eliminating many of the important overtones that are often lost with mutes that ‘pinch’ the bridge. The mute applies pressure only to the top of the bridge, thus letting the bridge ‘breathe’ while producing a subdued tone-color that is able to be projected in a hall. The mute may stay permanently on the strings ready for use. The violin mute is easily placed on the bridge of the violin. It slides from the strings onto the bridge to mute the sound. Holding the bridge with your index finger and using light downward pressure on the back of the mute with the thumb, you slide the mute forward until the leading edge rides over the top of the bridge. The mute is normally placed between the A and D strings, resting behind the bridge on the string windings back towards, but not touching, the tailpiece, ready for instant and noiseless use.

“I have enormous enthusiam for the Finissima Artist Mute. Since putting it on my own violin the afternoon it was shown to me, I have not removed it and it will remain a permanent part of my accessories for performance.

It is an extraordinarily wonderful development for all string players, in particular every orchestral string player. The quality of its muted sound is much better than

any other that has been developed to this point. And its ease, speed and comfort make it the most natural concomitant to good music making that I have seen.

I heartily endorse this mute for any performer that has respect for his own work.”

Issac Stern – New York, 1997

Additional information

Weight 0.023 kg
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 2 cm

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