Paul Brennan Posted May 22 Report Share Posted May 22 It's a terrible picture, but you can just about see a black disk on SG's bridge. This was at Montreal in the 80s but I often see it in his stage pics. From googling, I gather that it's a mute and he routinely played with one in his later career. It looks like somebody sold a Grappelli Mute for a while (the web page has gone down): "Based on an antique design, this lightweight mute instantly gives you the unique tone of Stephane Grappelli's later years. Whereas many mutes only cut the volume of your instrument, this model brings out a warmer, smoother tone by reducing certain frequencies resulting in an authentic and pure Grappelli sound. Smooth, sophisiticated and pleasing to the eye, it fits easily in your violin case or pocket." Does anybody have any background on SG's use of a mute? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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