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1-hole Tourte mute
The Tourte 1-hole rubber mute can stay on the instrument at all times. You can quickly slide it on and off the bridge as needed. Some people prefer the 1-hole mute as it leaves more room for a wolf eliminator. It may tend to slide farther down the afterlength of the string than the 2-hole mute. This is not a practice mute, but is used when playing music noted "con sordino."
2-Hole Tourte Mute
The Tourte 2-hole rubber mute can stay on the instrument at all times. You can quickly slide it on and off the bridge as needed. This is not a practice mute, but is used when playing music noted "con sordino." It can be used along with a wolf suppressor and does not need to be centered on the D-G strings, just two adjacent strings.
Ultra Rubber Practice Mute
The rubber mute is the most forgiving and therefore the most universal in terms of fit on thick or thin bridges. Weight approximately 66 grams. Fits 4/4 and 7/8 cellos, but depending on bridge diameter and string spacing, will likely not fit smaller cellos.
Leather mute weighs ~7 grams and will fit on most bridges. The two notches in the mute hold it in place on the afterlength of the D-G strings when not in use.
This is the only metal mute we recommend. Its unique adjustable arm with screw tightener holds firmly on the bridge, impedes resonance of wood to reduce sound. It is also the heaviest at 260 grams, and the sheer weight results in superior muting.
The ToneRite® accelerates the play-in period for your cello with vibrations of different frequencies. Plugs into wall, and fits on your bridge like a rubber practice mute.