I've been looking for a Menuhin Shield mute for a good couple years now, after a teacher of mine told me to try my best to acquire one for use in orchestral and solo repertoire, but all of the sources I've found on the internet seem to be completely out of stock of them. Does anybody know where to find these things anymore?
I used to use Finissima and Spector mutes, which worked well until I had my bridge shaved slightly to correct the problem of my strings sinking into my bridge; now they have almost no effect on the sound. I've been having to use a round Tourte mute instead, which I am really not happy with but it's the only thing that works with any practicality right now.
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