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NordyMute-4-Map-19

Nordstrand NordyMute Bass Mute

original bullet iconUNIQUE DESIGN

good bullet iconBEAUTIFULLY HAND CRAFTED

split bullet iconSEVERAL WOOD CHOICES AVAILABLE

configuration bullet iconMORE FLEXIBLE THAN OTHER MUTES

empty box iconFREE SHIPPING IN THE USA
configuration iconEXPERT TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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DESCRIPTION & TECH

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 Nordstrand Audio’s essence: a kind of microcosmic display defining how they will never subject themselves to something that doesn't exceed their 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.



This product is brought to you by Nordstrand’s 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. God Bless you, Nordy, the Mute.

Bass mute with a foam body and wood cover.

Multiple string spacings available.



Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
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Where do you measure the string spacing?

Would appreciate if added some sort of information where to measure the string spacing.

J
John Cappello/Ucr
North bass mute

Perfect mute, much better any mute I’ve ever used

L
Lawrence Malone
This thing really works!

Maybe you can get a sponge to work, but this allows adjustments so it mutes some, but still allows the bass to sound good. I install it it against the bridge, then tilt it away toward the bottom. Probably at a 45 degree angle. Pops on and off in seconds.

R
Richard Shaw
Too much muting?

I love the idea of the NordyMute: a mute that lets me play all notes without muting on my part. But on my bass - an NS Design CR5 Radius - it mutes too much. I.e., the strings are muted to a solid thump and that’s more than I want. I’m pretty sure I could modify the mute to do a little less muting, but so far, have not tried this yet.

E
Eddie Ramirez
The Nordy Mute is instant 70s vibes

I picked up the Nordy Mute cause I play a lot of modern Funk, Pop & Soul music and I wanted a quick way to get that old school tone out of my 5 string bass well, this did it. It muted so well that I changed my style and approach to fit with the lack of note sustain and thudiness that I was getting from it, I’ll definitely keep using it and finding just the right songs to use it on!

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
81%
(17)
14%
(3)
5%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
d
d.v.
Where do you measure the string spacing?

Would appreciate if added some sort of information where to measure the string spacing.

J
John Cappello/Ucr
North bass mute

Perfect mute, much better any mute I’ve ever used

L
Lawrence Malone
This thing really works!

Maybe you can get a sponge to work, but this allows adjustments so it mutes some, but still allows the bass to sound good. I install it it against the bridge, then tilt it away toward the bottom. Probably at a 45 degree angle. Pops on and off in seconds.

R
Richard Shaw
Too much muting?

I love the idea of the NordyMute: a mute that lets me play all notes without muting on my part. But on my bass - an NS Design CR5 Radius - it mutes too much. I.e., the strings are muted to a solid thump and that’s more than I want. I’m pretty sure I could modify the mute to do a little less muting, but so far, have not tried this yet.

E
Eddie Ramirez
The Nordy Mute is instant 70s vibes

I picked up the Nordy Mute cause I play a lot of modern Funk, Pop & Soul music and I wanted a quick way to get that old school tone out of my 5 string bass well, this did it. It muted so well that I changed my style and approach to fit with the lack of note sustain and thudiness that I was getting from it, I’ll definitely keep using it and finding just the right songs to use it on!

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