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Mutes: Mike's Banjo Mute

Submitted by TEM77 on 3/8/2010

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Overall Comments

After reading reveiws on the forum I figured why not try mikes banjo mute out. And boy am I glad I did. This thing was super easy to install and works awesome. Now I can pick up and play my banjo anytime and not worry about bothering anybody. My banjo still sounds great with it, just a lot more quieter. Whether it be 9am or midnight I`m good to go with my practicing. By the way I ordered it saturday morning and got it monday morning, talk about fast shipping! Thank you Mikes Banjo Mute

Overall Rating: 10

Recording King: RK 60 DECO KING

Submitted by TEM77 on 2/20/2010

Where Purchased: Music 123

Year Purchased: 2010
Price Paid: 1020 ($US)


Sounded great right out of the box.

Sound Rating: 9


Banjo was setup fine when delivered. Just had to lift the bridge up. The bridge was laying on its side under the strings. No biggie, it was pencil marked on the banjo where to put it.

Setup Rating: 10


Beautiful banjo! No flaws and fit & finish looks perfect.

Appearance Rating: 10


This banjo looks like it will last for a long time. Just like anything of value, just take care of it.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

5 year warranty on the Deco King. Shouldn`t ever need it. Have not talked to Recording King people. The only reason I gave an 8 for this rating is the Deco King has a five year warranty when other Recording Kings have a lifetime warranty.

Customer Service: 8


A beautiful banjo. I read on the BHO forum about how certain bridges & tailpieces can improve sound. So I put on a Fults 1934 tailpiece & mounting setup. Also put a Snuffy Smith II bridge on. Wow! It really helped. It sounded good before but great after that.

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

I love the looks of the Deco KIng and the bluegrass sound from it is great. If you like the looks of the Deco King then no reason to hesitate on this purchase. Great looks, sound and quality build.

Overall Rating: 10

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