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Experience the beautiful, rich sound of your violin, viola, cello, and bass like never before.

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WMutes are powerful, high-quality stringed instrument mutes crafted with refined brass and plated in either gold (1mc 24k), ruthenium, or silver for a rich, stable, and focused muted sound. An integrated clip system makes this mute easy to use, with effective dampening materials that are safe for the bridge. Available in both matte and bright finishes. Get ready to elevate your music today with WMute. Johnson String Instrument is the exclusive distributor for WMutes in the United States. Please email info@echobridgemusic.com for dealer pricing.

Violin & Viola Mutes

Concert Mute

This small Concert Mute can be clipped onto the string when not in use. A thin layer of velvet allows a smooth, silent fit on the bridge and avoids variations in string tone.

Practice Mute

The Practice Mute features a rubber cork inner surface that allows a smooth fit on the bridge and avoids variations in string tone as well as uncomfortable wolf notes.

WMutes Concert Mute for Viola, Bright Silver
$49.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Viola, Matte Silver
$49.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Viola, Bright Black
$53.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Viola, Matte Black
$53.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Viola, Bright Gold
$55.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Viola, Matte Gold
$55.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Violin, Bright Silver
$47.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Violin, Matte Silver
$47.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Violin, Bright Black
$51.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Violin, Matte Black
$51.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Violin, Bright Gold
$53.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Violin, Matte Gold
$53.00
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WMutes Bright Silver Violin Mute Set: Practice & Concert Mutes
$101.00
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WMutes Matte Silver Violin Mute Set: Practice & Concert Mutes
$101.00
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WMutes Bright Gold Violin Mute Set: Practice & Concert Mutes
$119.00
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WMutes Matte Gold Violin Mute Set: Practice & Concert Mutes
$119.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Violin/Viola, Bright Silver
$67.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Violin/Viola, Matte Silver
$67.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Violin/Viola, Bright Black
$73.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Violin/Viola, Matte Black
$73.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Violin/Viola, Bright Gold
$79.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Violin/Viola, Matte Gold
$79.00
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Cello Mutes

Concert Mute

This small Concert Mute can be clipped onto the string when not in use. A thin layer of velvet allows a smooth, silent fit on the bridge and avoids variations in string tone.

Practice Mute

The Practice Mute features a rubber cork inner surface that allows a smooth fit on the bridge and avoids variations in string tone as well as uncomfortable wolf notes.

WMutes Concert Mute for Cello, Bright Silver
$57.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Cello, Matte Silver
$57.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Cello, Bright Black
$63.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Cello, Matte Black
$63.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Cello, Bright Gold
$66.00
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WMutes Concert Mute for Cello, Matte Gold
$66.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Cello, Bright Silver
$110.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Cello, Matte Silver
$110.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Cello, Bright Black
$121.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Cello, Matte Black
$121.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Cello, Bright Gold
$136.00
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WMutes Practice Mute for Cello, Matte Gold
$136.00
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WMutes Bright Silver Cello Mute Set: Practice & Concert Mutes
$159.00
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WMutes Matte Silver Cello Mute Set: Practice & Concert Mutes
$159.00
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WMutes Bright Gold Cello Mute Set: Practice & Concert Mutes
$191.00
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WMutes Matte Gold Cello Mute Set: Practice & Concert
$191.00
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Bass Mutes

Concert Mute

This small Concert Mute can be clipped onto the string when not in use. A thin layer of velvet allows a smooth, silent fit on the bridge and avoids variations in string tone.

WMutes Bright Silver Bass Concert Mute
$58.80
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WMutes Matte Silver Bass Concert Mute
$58.80
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WMutes Bright Black Bass Concert Mute
$63.00
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WMutes Matte Black Bass Concert Mute
$63.00
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WMutes Bright Gold Bass Concert Mute
$67.20
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WMutes Matte Gold Bass Concert Mute
$67.20
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Frequently asked questions

Do the gold, silver, or ruthenian WMutes provide the same amount of muting?

Yes, they sound equal. But you may hear a different (improved) sound on the gold plated models if you've got a very good ear.

Can WMutes fall off the bridge or the string?

If the mute is placed correctly, WMutes will never jump away from the bridge or string. They are padded with cork or velvet to effectively grip the bridge without leaving marks or stains.

Can I place the WMute on different parts of the bridge?

WMutes are designed to be clamped on the bridge between the second and third strings. If you are in search of a new range of sound, you may place the mute between other strings. It's also possible to place it closer to the instrument, or further from the instrument (while remaining on the bridge) to discover different levels of muting. Turn it 45º to find the half-muted effect.

Does it mitigate wolf tones?

Yes. Specially on cello, you will need to experiment to find the right spot on the fourth string to clip the mute . Proper placement will considerably eliminate wolf tones. Hanging it next to the tailpiece will not affect the natural sound of your instrument.

Are they suitable for professional use?

Yes, WMutes were created specifically for professional musicians.

Can I use them for orchestra playing?

Yes, WMutes are used in many of the world’s best orchestras.

Can I return the mute if I don't like it?

Yes. Please refer to the order confirmation email you receive from Johnson String Instrument for instructions on returning your WMute. But we think you’ll be very pleased with this product.

Am I able to place a wholesale order if I am a qualified dealer?

Johnson String Instrument is the exclusive distributor for WMutes in the United States. Please email info@echobridgemusic.com for dealer pricing.

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