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Choose your ideal cello mute from our range; we’ll have one to suit you.

We have mutes designed to be left fitted on the cello and moved into position when needed and ones intended to be removed when they’re not required such as practice mutes.

How Mutes Work on Cellos

A mute works by reducing the resonance of the bridge and thus lessen the volume of the cello. Cello practice mutes are much bigger and as a result, dampen the sound much more than a performance mute.

Which Type of Cello Mute?

Tourte mutes are the most popular type for cellists.

Practice mutes are, as their name suggests, for practising. This type of mute will considerably reduce the cello’s volume so that you can practice without disturbing others. The Ultra Mute is the most effective at reducing your cello’s sound. These are great if your neighbour works nights or you love to play the cello at 1 am.

Performance mutes are for use when indicated “con sordino” (with mute) in the music you’re playing. They are designed to give your cello’s sound a different timbre.

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