I see that I've got an Alpine (Menuhin Shield) violin mute bookmarked on Amazon. Should I buy it or delete the bookmark?
I've become convinced that the Wiessmeyer 3D printed mute is a much better mute than my Alpine (which I bought to replace my Menuhin Shield).
I’ve seen peoples violins destroyed by the bridge falling and the mute going through. I love my polymute.
I've edited the OP. Sorry for the confusion.
I have one, and it is alright. I don't use it very often, so I plan to keep it. It's a pain to take on and off though (and I prefer to keep it off unless I plan to use it).
The Wiessmeyer 3D printed mute Prizma square looks interesting, too bad that in Canada it is costing close to $40 after everything (shipping, tax, conversion) is added up.
I agree with Lydia, The Wiessmeyer 3D printed mute is a much better mute.
The Wiessmeyer series has lots of good options. I personally like the one-hole Tourte model. Easy on and off, and it provides a huge multiple of muting over the cheap rubber ones. Great for orchestras.
So about the Prizma Square mute, they can come in different colors? I was looking at this website where they said that. https://store.fisherviolins.com/Prizma-Square-Violin-Mute-p/kdrsqpv.htm
Red - Purple - Blue - Teal - Black, in the Square variant of the mute. I picked the colors out when ordering from the website directly. A distinctive look -- easy to find in my case -- without really standing out when seen from the audience.
Lydia: "I've become convinced that the Wiessmeyer 3D printed mute is a much better mute than my Alpine (which I bought to replace my Menuhin Shield)." I misread this - I thought it meant you had bought a MS to replace an A. Now I realise it can mean that you bought the W to replace the AMS, hence my amendment to the OP and my, possibly still continuing, confusion!
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