The Lup.X is a small metal two-piece button that is now available in 5.5 grams and 8.5 grams. Simply unscrew the suppressor, fit it around the string and screw back together. The string fits in the channel so the suppressor stay where you put it. You may wish to compare a Lup.X along with other wolf suppressors we can send on evaluation. Results vary.
The Wolftoter (a/k/a Wolfton) spans the underside of the strings below the bridge, stretching to hook onto the A and C strings. Select the specific ranges for your wolf note: Low D-E (yellow tab), Medium Eb-F (green tab), and High E-F# (blue tab). It is a little tricky to install as you will see after attaching one end to the A string, it doesn’t want to easily span the distance to the C string. Looping dental floss through that second hook will give you something easier to pull on! It has become less popular since there are so many options available now, and we have been special ordering as needed.
A small lead piece is connected to a thin wood plate with two springs. It may be placed outside the cello temporarily using the blue putty (provided) which will not harm the cello’s finish. It also allows for removal or change of position when conditions alter the wolf note’s presence. When permanent installation is required, it should be done using a titanium clamp with height-adjustable swivel pads. Resonators come in three frequency ranges: Low D-E, Medium Eb-F, High E-F#. Pictured are two resonators, one top and one side view.
New Harmony Wolf Suppressors
New Harmony Music wolf suppressors come in six weights: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 grams. If you don’t know which weight you need, we can send the set out on evaluation. It isn’t as simple as using a specific mass for a specific wolf. Every cello and its setup is different. Even if you get rid of a wolf on F, you may find it migrated to an E-flat, or that there is an unwanted side-effect. Ask us for details. Priced per wolfie, not the set.
If you’ve seen a black dot on the face of some cellos, it’s the sign of a Krentz internal modulator. Inserted through the f-hole, it latches on to the external magnet which allows it to be easily moved as you adjust for wolf notes and tone. While this works well in many cellos, it does not help all cellos solve the problem. If you’ve tried other gadgets unsuccessfully, this is definitely worth investigating. This will fit through an f-hole eye no more than 14.1 mm in diameter.
Orders are placed by phone (518-527-5789) or (email).
Once we know what you want and where it has to be shipped, we’ll check stock, clarify any questions you may have, and give you shipping options, transit times and costs.