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Where Purchased: Direct from Mike's website
I bought Mike's Banjo Mute after reading lots of positive reviews and comments in threads on the Banjo Hangout forums. I use the mute with an open-back banjo with a bog standard bridge. The mute works as well as I could have hoped: it hugely reduces the volume of the banjo while nonetheless allowing it still to produce a very nice and rather distinctively delicate sound with (as remarked by others) enormous levels of sustain. I find the mute to be unobtrusive, too; it doesn't get in the way of my left (nonfretting - I'm a lefty) hand. Also, it's a very nicely made item supplied with a handy bag. Worth very penny!
Overall Rating: 10
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