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Where Purchased: On-line
Awesome! I'm a banjo newbie living in a house where sound travels. That meant no practicing after my wife and son are asleep. One of my banjo teacher's other students turned me onto Mike's Mute so I bought one, site unseen (or, rather, unheard) and I'm glad I did.
The banjo is much quieter now, though not at all muffled. If anything there is even more sustain with the mute on. I don't understand the mechanics of how it works, but it does. I can now pick away at all hours of the night without bothering anybody. I've taken to leaving the mute on most of the time while practicing so I don't have to worry about the rest of my family hearing Cripple Creek over and over and over again.
Customer service has also been awesome. I lost one of the thumbscrews (I blame my son...) and Mike was quick to make sure I got a replacement.
Go buy Mike's Mute. Your family will thank you.
Overall Rating: 10