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Mike's Banjo Mute: 5-string Standard Model

Submitted by stanBounds on 8/26/2021

Where Purchased: Online direct from Mikes Mute

Overall Comments

I'm very new to banjo; 6 weeks into learning clawhammer . After 50years+ of guitar playing, I had a yearning to have the challenge and joy of being a beginner!

A big issue has been practicing (often very early morning or late evening) without disturbing the rest of the household!

Having tried several mutes and not being that impressed, I heard about Mike's Mute and decided to order one.

Massively better than anything else I've tried!

1 It's really easy to fit on and take off; it's done in seconds.

2 Being made of brass, it looks nice on the instrument . Being aesthetically appealing to the eye makes a difference!

3 Probably most importantly, the sound. It quietens the instrument a lot and  makes the sound  very soft and mellow; to my ear, rather like a lute or a harp. Fine for quiet practice.

4 No annoying the rest of the house; I'm still married!

All in all, highly recommended; a nice piece of kit.

ps I've now got 2 and they arrived in UK from US in 9 days which I thought was impressive!

 

Overall Rating: 10

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