Wiessmeyer & Son
Wiessmeyer & Son
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Viola

Information on our line of 3D printed mutes for violists. Scroll down to learn about our single and double hole Tourte-Style (Kaston) mutes which feature enhanced functionality and precision manufacturing when compared to traditional bridge mounted rubber, steel, metal, plastic, wood, bone, or leather mutes. These viola mutes along with our patented 3 position mute can be used for both practice and performance situations and feature lighting fast on and off action with improved ergonomics and sound quality.

Viola Mutes

Viola Mutes

Violas impart great versatility in part due to their varying size and C-D-G-A tuning.

That’s why we’ve engineered our viola mute series to offer a range of muting strengths that respect both the size of the instrument and the type of music.

Create pianissimo effects with the 3-position or two hole tourte-style mutes. For mezzo piano volumes experiment with either the 3-position or one hole tourte-style mutes.

Performance

Performance

Our patented three-position cello mutes were created specifically for cellists desiring two levels of muting volume (pianissimo and mezzo piano).

Our mutes also feature geometry that allows for the mute to sit securely on the strings and lightining fast on/off positioning.

Versatility

Versatility

The single hole, tourte-style mutes feature an improved design to make it easier and faster to engage. It will fit anywhere on the bridge between or over the string, allowing you to custom balance the volumes of the treble or bass.

For musicians wedging the mute between the D and G strings, an improved body shape makes it easier to secure the mute down near the tailpiece and eliminate rattling.

Reliability

Reliability

For violists that insist on playing it like a rock-star; our two-hole tourte-style mutes feature a completely redesigned geometry that allows for the mute to sit securely on the strings down near the tailpiece without rattle.

The improved design makes it easier and faster to maneuver the mute in and out of position.