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Where Purchased: On-line
I wanted an effective banjo mute as I live in a flat (apartment) and wanted to reduce the sound so as not to annoy my neighbours when practising. The mute I was using was fairly good but still very loud when playing with picks. I therefore looked on the Internet and came across Mike's Banjo Mute. The testimonials by well-known banjo players convinced me to buy one of Mike's mutes which I did. It was sent from America to England and arrived in just over a week which was excellent. The mute itself is considerably quieter than my original and is clearly a quality product. It is made of solid brass and is an attractive addition to the banjo. The website says it is easy to fit onto the banjo and this is indeed the case. I had no trouble whatsoever - it fits in seconds. The two screws can be tightened lightly by hand - no screwdriver or other tool is required. The mute comes in a nice little soft fabric bag which can then be stored in the banjo case. It was good doing business with Mike as he provides his e-mail address and answers any questions straightaway. I am happy with Mike's Banjo Mute and have no hesitation in recommending it.
Overall Rating: 10
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