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Where Purchased: www.mikesbanjomute.com & banjoteacher.com
After considering other mutes (GoldTone and Mystic) and reading various reviews, I decided to buy Mike's Banjo mute. I was not sold on the GoldTone mute and really thought Mike's mute would be a better option... whcih it is completely.
I received the first mute in 2 days of placing my order, which is hard to beat. I like it so much I ordered another one for me and one for my brother-in-law. I bought my first one via banjoteacher.com (which actually shipped directly from Mike) because I could not access Mike's website directly on my home computer for some unknown reason (that has nothing to do with his website, but rather my ISP). Then I bought two more directly through Mike's site.
The material used is solid and I am not worried about it falling apart or breaking.
It is really easy to use and drops the volume down significantly. It kind of reminds me of playing an electric guitar unplugged.
I must say, my upstairs neighbor is MUCH happier, my wife does not mind being in the same room with me when I practice and our cats don't jump every time I play. This thing works very well; certainly beyond my expectations.
Overall Rating: 10
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