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The product works well to quieten the volume of my violin, it certainly doesn't mute it, but it reduces the volume to a level where I am comfortable practicing in my room without people in other rooms (or even my neighbours) hearing.
The mute is quite tricky to apply, the rubber ends pinch together which means you either need to hold them apart to place it on the bridge (which is a tricky move to pull) or you have to push it on which causes me to worry about the bridge moving. It appears as though there is not supposed to be a pinch (based upon the product image) and so for this it loses a star.
Although this mute is just cheap, it is of poor quality also. There is lots of excess flashing remaining from the moulding process which is hard to trim, but worse, it smells. A very strong artificial rubber smell. I am sorry to say this not going in my case but in the bin. I am unable to recommend this product.
How much excitement can I generate about a violin mute? Perhaps a little, as it saves my family and neighbours from hearing me practice all day. This eBoot slips on quickly and easily, provides a decent amount of muting without altering the sound much, and fits nicely in my violin case. I've replace my other two mutes with this one, I like it that much! If you or a family (or neighbour!) want a decent mute for practicing, this is the best I've tried.
Great for practicing while trying not to disturb others, this is a good value for your $$. These are super easy to use, and a good skookum one like this will work effectively on any bridge. Have bought for myself and others. (Be careful giving a mute to someone - they may take offence!).
Good product - lessens sound quite significantly (probably more than half). I'm learning the violin and wife's been complaining since I often make mistakes, resulting in a high-pitched screeching sound. She was getting upset since she likes to be the only one at home making such sounds. Marriage saved.
This works flipping great because I don’t live alone and I like practicing in the nights after work. I’d still say not to go all out because the noise is naturally at a soft sound but a louder sound can be forced out of it with enough pressure in the bow. - So don’t do that with housemates 💢