Wiessmeyer & Son
Wiessmeyer & Son
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Wiessmeyer & Son professional orchestral mutes are specifically designed for live and recorded performance. Our violin, viola, and cello mutes feature a unique hollow-core construction that preserves the acoustic fidelity of your instrument’s sound while creating a soft, yet vibrant and warm muting effect.

Experienced musicians, teachers, and conductors prefer Wiessmeyer & Son mutes for their ability to modify the sound pallet of the instrument and match the mood of the music.

prizma Dual Tone Mutes

prizma Dual Tone Mutes

from 16.95

Our Wiessmeyer Dual Tone mute revives a shape popular in the 17th and 18th centuries when mutes were exclusively made by hand using wood, bone, leather, and metal scrap. We call this our soloist mute because it produces two distinct effects.

  • The mute sounds different because it filters out fewer overtones during volume reduction (aka muting). We accomplish this feat using 3D-printing magic and material science.

  • Place it on-top of the bridge for a pianissimo that filters out higher and lower overtones while preserving mid-range overtones.

  • Pinch it up against the bridge for a mezzo piano that evenly filters half of the bridge.

This mute is designed for players interested in expanding their instrument’s acoustic repertoire.

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