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While it fits easily over the bridge of my 4/4 violin, it barely makes a difference. Maybe a barely perceptible softer sound but not soft enough for sleeping babies, howling dogs, irritated neighbors, and a patient husband. This vilim newbie needs a serious mute. Any thoughts anyone???
When I took the mute out of the plastic bag I was hit with a foul chemical smell that caused me to put the mute back in the bag, throw it in the trash and wash the stinky odor off my fingers. Do NOT buy such a sickly smelling violin mute.
I unfortunately sold my former mute with my former violin so this was bought for my new fiddle and it provides ZERO mute! It looks fine but it must be cut wrong because it doesn't do a thing to reduce the sound! This is the first item I have bought through Amazon that was a dud. Look elsewhere!
I bought this to practice my 4/4 violin without bothering the rest of the household. It basically deadened only 2 out of 4 strings. It is soft rubber but no matter what I tried it failed. Don't waste your money-
The material this mute is made of smells terrible, like an old tire. It appears to be petroleum-based and because it sits on the violin bridge close to the nose, the odor it gives off is really offensive and gives me a headache. And I am not prone to smell sensitivity. Am returning this item and would not recommend it.
The strong chemical smell is really really bad! It makes the books smell too. After one month's expose to the air, my finger can still have really bad smell by a single touch on it. Definitely a health hazard! This makes the music neither enjoyable nor graceful. Horrible product! Don't buy!