Rubber orchestral mute that sits on the A and D strings over the bridge. Used when playing a piece that says 'con sordino'. When not in use the mute can stay on the violin strings near the tailpiece or easily be taken off.
The Tourte style mute is the world's most popular orchestra mute! The Tourte style orchestra mute’s elastic molded rubber construction allows for ease and speed of application and removal, as well as superior sound by avoiding rattling and contact with the string. Used for chamber music, orchestra and personal practice - light muting level.