Nordy Bass Mute 5 String has an effect that 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 Nordy Bass Mute 5 String 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 Nordstrand Bass Mute 5 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 Nordy Mute’s intonation without compromise.
Nordy Bass Mute 5 String Summary:
- Bass mute with a foam body and wood cover.
- Dull your sound for a vintage tone quickly.
- Wood cover available in rosewood or maple.
- 18, 18.2, & 19mm 5 string spacing mutes available.
- Made for a 5 string bass guitar.
- Handmade in sunny Redlands, California.
At the end of the day, the NordyMute is a simple design that compacts Nordstrand’s essence. A kind of microcosmic display defining how we will never subject ourselves to something that doesn’t exceed our expectations. Besides all the technical jargon and effectual description, the Nordstrand Bass Mute adds amazing variation to your tone. No player who uses a mute will be disappointed.