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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Free banjo mutes for everyone at BHO! “the Amazing Marriage Saver!”


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guitarbanjoman - Posted - 05/31/2021:  09:14:37


1. Take two sheets of Kleenex.

2. Roll them up until they are about the size of your index finger.

3. Slide your new mute under your strings!

jan dupree - Posted - 05/31/2021:  11:33:36


I use 2 alligator clips with rubber hosing on the jaws and clamp them on the bridge.

Culloden - Posted - 05/31/2021:  20:39:06


I have used a piece of small foam tubing in front of the bridge. I have also put clothes pins on the bridge sort of like what Jan describes. The alligator clip idea sounds feasible, too.

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 06/02/2021:  07:00:54


I'd take the opposite approach. I would mute the spouse when she complained too much about the loud banjo.

Maybe that's part of the reason I never married.

Edthebanjo - Posted - 06/02/2021:  07:02:21


I often take off a sock, roll it up, and do the same thing!

WVDreamin - Posted - 06/02/2021:  16:55:35


I use a rolled up dollar bill in the same fashion on my fiddle to quiet it and take the edge off

Knows Picker - Posted - 06/03/2021:  07:00:28


I use rolled up money too.

I just give her all of it and know she'll be gone shopping for a few hours.

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 06/03/2021:  09:48:37


quote:

Originally posted by Knows Picker

I use rolled up money too.



I just give her all of it and know she'll be gone shopping for a few hours.






Will's idea was a FREE mute. While your idea is certainly not a bad one, it does seem rather costly. I would hope that while out shopping. she at least is considerate enough to stop at a music store and buy you some strings or a new banjo head.



 

Omeboy - Posted - 06/03/2021:  10:17:42


I think most of us have known at least one or two banjo players that could have definitely benefited from a workshop on "how to use toilet paper."  wink

Omeboy - Posted - 06/03/2021:  11:23:08


Oppps!
Sorry, meant to say "how to use kleenex."----- My bad.

awildman - Posted - 06/03/2021:  21:41:20


Wow. All these serious problems make mine seem miniscule. My wife is stuck 8000 miles away from me due to covid.

I should probably play with a mute just to be safe.

Helix - Posted - 06/05/2021:  04:36:18


If there's a workshop on how to use toilet paper, I want some video please.

If I lose, let me lose, I don't care how much I lose.
If I lose a hundred dollars while I'm tryin' to win a dime.
My baby , she keeps money all the time. Charlie Poole.

Culloden - Posted - 06/13/2021:  10:34:09


quote:

Originally posted by G Edward Porgie

quote:

Originally posted by Knows Picker

I use rolled up money too.



I just give her all of it and know she'll be gone shopping for a few hours.






Will's idea was a FREE mute. While your idea is certainly not a bad one, it does seem rather costly. I would hope that while out shopping. she at least is considerate enough to stop at a music store and buy you some strings or a new banjo head.



 






Wow. You really haven't ever been married have you?

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