When muting is required, nothing else offers the beauty and sound of leather. Mutes made of rubber, plastic, metal, or wood reduce the volume of an instrument, but they also eliminate the overtones that give an instrument its unique tonal character. A leather mute reduces volume without reducing the quality of sound.
Metzler Violins branded Leather Mutes are made 100% in USA
All Metzler Violins branded leather mutes are made from genuine American bovine leather. As a result, new mutes, like a new pair of leather shoes, are somewhat stiff, but become pliable with use. By using the mute on the same instrument, it will develop a “memory” over time and mold itself to the bridge thickness and string spacings of the instrument.