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Mutes: Mike's Banjo Mute

Submitted by davidppp on 6/9/2013

Where Purchased: from Mike

Overall Comments

Much, much quieter? Absolutely! But more than that. Other commercial and home-made mutes I've tried either don't mute nearly as much or do so by muffling the sound. What makes Mike's mute different are two other things that happen. You get a huge sustain: would-be loud short sounds turn into quiet sustained sounds. And much of the high frequency component of the un-muted tone gets shifted toward lower frequencies. Both render the banjo much more socially acceptable to the anti-banjo crowd. Everyone's happier, but you also get a delightful, new tone to your instrument --- and you might even appreciate its un-muted sound all the more.

Overall Rating: 10

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