It's only fair a company makes a profit, but the NordyMute is way overpriced for what it is. I ordered one and regret it, for it looks like it might have cost about $3 to produce. In addition, unlike a fret wrap, it is not adjustable, and in my opinion, it mutes the bass strings far too much. If the company had charged $10- $15 then I would have felt it to be reasonably priced. At $20 I would have thought it overpriced. But at $40 I feel cheated. And, as another reviewer mentioned, it throws the E string out of tune. And, finally, I am not convinced that it will be very durable, for it is just a spongy material glued (no screws to allow replacement) onto a piece of wood. If the spongy material comes loose, or it gets cracked or torn, then the user has nothing.
Thanks for the feedback on Nordstrand's NordyMute. I'll pass this on to Carey Nordstrand.
Regarding the price: while these are a simple object, the mutes are made by a person cutting and sanding the wood, cutting and gluing the foam, etc... lots of hand work. Regarding adjustability and throwing strings out of tune: to readers of these reviews, we recommend checking out our article on the NordyMute: https://fatbasstone.com/blogs/tips/nordymute-review-selection-and-use - If the spacing does not match the mute, the mute will not function as intended and will pinch the strings too much. The pinch that some players experience can often be alleviated by allowing the mute to sit at a slant (meaning that the mute is pressed down further on your G string then on your E or B string). Again, thanks for your feedback William...Sorry to hear that the mute wasn't what you were looking for. Had you purchased from us? I don't have a record for your order.
Great mute, you can control intensity by tilting it
If you played bass do you self favor and get one of these that bass adapters for your guitar? Man the tone is out of this world, get that lowdown string bass sound.🎸
Would appreciate if added some sort of information where to measure the string spacing.
We cover measurement for the NordyMute here:
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