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Where Purchased: www.mikesbanjomute.com
Mike's Banjo Mute is a very nicely made mute that really quiets the banjos I've tried it on (Stelling Staghorn and Deering Goodtime). It is easier to put on the bridge than my other mute, which requires that you slide it on the bridge under the strings, often moving the bridge -- not good. Instead, Mike's banjo mute relies on two thumb screws to tighten it, so there is no undue force on the bridge and the bridge stays in place. Also, my other mute isn't quite long enough, so the first string is not muted as well as the others. Mike's Mute, on the other hand, provides very uniform muting of all 5 strings. I had a bit of trouble mounting it because the strings on the tailpiece side of the bridge converge toward the tail piece. I wrote Mike about this and got an immediate reply from him for a solution. He also responded to my original order very quickly, as i had a travel deadline to meet. Nice mute. Very effective. Contributes to "Peace on Earth" and "Good Will Toward Men".
Overall Rating: 9
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