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Where Purchased: Mike's website
Ordered a mute from Mike's website; had it in hand 3 days later. It really does the job well and is very easy to put on. For better or worse it does give the banjo an "electric" sound with much longer note sustain. I also have a Gold Tone bar mute, but it causes some buzzing, and slips around on the bridge. Mike's is a definite improvement. Actually, if you just want to reduce the decibels without altering the banjo "sound" at all, two small car wash sponge mitts in the resonator work very well. (I add Mike's mute when the wife's home).
Overall Rating: 10
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