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Mutes: Mike's Banjo Mute

Submitted by humphrej on 6/22/2010

Where Purchased: From Mike

Overall Comments

I've had the mute for a few weeks now. I give it 100%.

Before I bought it I was concerned about two things - stress on the bridge caused by the weight of the mute and possible damage to the bridge when tightening up the screws putting it on and off. Neither is a problem! It's much lighter than it looks and the tightening screws are nylon so I can't over-tighten even if I wanted to.

The weird thing the difference in tone though - with the mute on, it's much quieter but it also sounds clearer. Not sure if its my ears picking up more delicate sounds now that it isn't so loud or perhaps I can pick harder/cleaner without annoying the neighbours. Well worth the $$!.

Overall Rating: 10

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