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Nordy Mute

Four String - £30

Maple 18mm

Maple 19mm -

Wenge 19mm

Rosewood 19mm - OUT OF STOCK

Walnut 19mm - OUT OF STOCK

Rosewood 20mm

Walnut 20mm - OUT OF STOCK

Maple 20mm - OUT OF STOCK

Wenge 20mm - Contact us to order


Five String £45

Maple 16.5mm - Contact us to order

Maple 17mm - Contact us to order

Maple 17.5mm - Contact us to order

Maple 18mm

Maple 19mm

Rosewood 18mm

Walnut 16.5mm

Walnut 17mm - Contact us to order

Walnut 17.5mm - Contact us to order

Walnut 18mm

Walnut 19mm -

Wenge 16.5mm - Contact us to order

Wenge 17mm - Contact us to order

Wenge 17.5mm - Contact us to order

Wenge 18mm -

Wenge 19mm -


Six String - £60

Maple

Walnut

Wenge


Nino Mute - for Electric Upright basses





Designed for double bass and other stringed instruments, the NinoMute alters the instruments’ note envelope, smoothing out articulation and working to tame abrasive, dynamically inconsistent notes. The resulting tone is thumpier, darker, and more direct; highly effective in ensembles that call for a mellower sound. With a bow, the NinoMute’s focus provides emphasis on fundamental technique and can act as a kind of training aid, helping students develop their fingering while controlling sympathetic resonance and the grating scratch of rudimentary arco technique. The NinoMute expands significantly the timbre and dynamics of the acoustic bass, adding a professional range of colors to the instrument’s sonic palette.


Technical Details: 


The NinoMute is available for double bass and cello, and NinoMutes for violin and viola will be available soon. 


The NinoMute comes in 4- and 5-string models, with the option of two styles: 


1. The Original

    1. Provides a quality of thump that can be accessed anywhere on the fingerboard, including higher registers.   


2. The XT (X-tra Thump) 

    1. For those seeking an X-tra supply of thump.    


History


The NinoMute was developed by bassist Nino Ocampo out of a desire to more broadly emphasize the acoustic quality of his instruments. Nino learned to play upright bass years after he began practicing electric bass guitar. He soon realized that he wanted a sound that more readily lent itself to acoustic settings. When Nino saw his friend Carey Nordstrand release the NordyMute for electric bass, he recognized that its ability to coax out buttery and thump timbres would translate well to upright. After bugging Carey to develop an upright bass mute for about a year, Nino got inspired to design one himself. The result is the NinoMute. NinoMute demos have received thousands of views on YouTube and been praised as a “game changer” by many distinguished acoustic bassists, including endorsements and reviews from discriminating players and bass experts, like renowned educator, author, and player Ed Friedland.




Dingwall fit

Technical Details:

  1. Fits ONLY Dingwall fanned fret instruments.

  2. Bass mute with a foam body and wood cover.

  3. Wood cover available in walnut, maple and wenge.

  4. 4 string version available in 19mm spacing only.

  5. 5 string version available in 18mm spacing only, except for the Super P and Super J, which is available in 19mm spacing.

  6. 6 string version available in 18mm spacing only.

  7. Handmade in sunny Redlands, California.


4 String £37.50

Walnut

Maple

Wenge


5 String - 18mm (Combustion/NG/ABZ/ABI/ABII/Z) £45

Walnut

Maple

Wenge


5 String P/J - 19mm £45

Walnut

Maple

Wenge




These versatile gadgets are a simple combination of a sponge mute with a wood covering, which work to provide the player with dark, staccato articulation, forwarded by the vehicle of a nostalgic vintage subtlety. The essence of the NordyMute’s effect is akin to upright-like inhibition of resonance, a kind of execution of sustain—its body subject to an almost unnaturally fast decay. But what’s especially significant about the NordyMute is the uniquely versatile quality it lends to the player’s particular style. A lot of mutes will stunt playability, creating an awkward relationship in player to instrument intonation and articulation. In contrast, the NordyMute is designed for easy adjustment, giving the player modulating intonation and articulation instead of being stuck with one mode of mutability—of MUTE-ation. This modulating quality comes from the mute’s foam body pinching the strings, whereas most mutes push against them. To put it simply, pinch over push is what leaves the NordyMute’s intonation without compromise.


At the end of the day, the NordyMute is a simple design that compacts our company’s essence: a kind of microcosmic display defining how we will never subject ourselves to something that doesn't exceed our expectations. And besides all the technical jargon and effectual description, the NordyMute is also just too damn cute. No player who uses a mute will be disappointed.


Technical Details:

  1. Bass mute with a foam body and wood cover.

  2. Wood cover available in walnut, maple and wenge

  3. 4-string 5 and 6-string.

  4. 16.5/17/17.5/18/19 and 20 mm string spacing option.

  5. Handmade in sunny Redlands, California.

 

History: This product is brought to you by our disdain for not being able to control the future. You see, the quality of the NordyMute is something that Carey Nordstrand has been working on for quite a while, and what he found during his many experiments is that most mutes try much too hard to determine the player’s intonation and articulation. They want to speak for you, determine the story told in the millisecond of time between string plucked and vibration amplified. They want to mutate how you’d like your voice to sound, and therefore mutate your future. What they say is this: “X!” It’s fixed, constant, and almost rude. However, Carey was able to manipulate the mutations deposited from the legacies of the Elder Mutes, and what he was able to grow and nourish to adulthood was what we have come to know as the NordyMute.This specimen of mutation says this: “—— —— ——!” It suggests a void—a dark, staccato quality for which the player can adjust and take control of their own voice, intonation, and articulation. In essence, it lets you take control of the time between pluck and amplification. It lets you control the future.







Rosewood

 

NinoMute - for upright bass

Four String - £44

Original Natural - OUT OF STOCK

Original Whiskey - OUT OF STOCK

Original Black

Extra Thump Natural

Extra Thump Whiskey

Extra Thump Black


Five String £49

Original Natural

Original Whiskey

Original Black - OUT OF STOCK

Extra Thump Natural

Extra Thump Whiskey

Extra Thump Black


Nordy Mute for Dingwall bass

4 String £37.50

Walnut

Maple

Wenge


5 String - 18mm (Combustion/NG/ABZ/ABI/ABII/Z) £45

Walnut

Maple

Wenge


5 String P/J - 19mm £45

Walnut

Maple

Wenge