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May 20, 2022 - 9:53:24 AM
282 posts since 12/6/2021

Has anyone ever used the Dapper Dampner banjo mute and tone enhancer? I am more interested in using it to enhance tone and eliminate overtones than as a mute. If you have used it, what was your experience? Would you recommend it? It is a little pricey, but probably worth it depending on bow it works.

Robert

May 20, 2022 - 10:08:06 AM
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kellywp

USA

10 posts since 1/31/2019

I've got a couple of them for different banjos and think quite highly of them. They are adjustable in two ways. First, closer to or further from the bridge, and second, how much pressure they apply to the head. So, there's a lot of flexibility there. As to whether it can address your specific overtone issue--??? But it's worth a try.
As for the product itself, it is very well made and looks better than the "sock" that it replaces.

May 20, 2022 - 10:16:06 AM

858 posts since 11/27/2005

Damper?

May 20, 2022 - 10:43:20 AM
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TN Time

USA

282 posts since 12/6/2021

quote:
Originally posted by Mike Rowe

Damper?


Actually, we both spelled it wrong. According to their advertising, it is spelled "Dampener," not "Dampner," and not "Damper."

Robert

May 20, 2022 - 10:52:21 AM
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858 posts since 11/27/2005

Thanks.

May 20, 2022 - 2:02:31 PM

11089 posts since 4/23/2004

I kinda wish people would replace "enhance" with "modify" in their ads...tone being so subjective.

I've used a number of similar mutes over the years and have never liked the sound of one enough to use it regularly.

I like the design of it, might buy one just to have it in the collection.

May 20, 2022 - 2:34:34 PM

5291 posts since 5/9/2007

The Burns "Mechanical Sock" ...

... also adjustable in pressure applied to the head and position along the dowel stick.


Edited by - mrphysics55 on 05/20/2022 14:45:01

May 20, 2022 - 3:29:28 PM

thor363

USA

27 posts since 12/12/2021

Straight up a great mute, I use Mike's when needed (e.g. migraine in the house). No idea what else you think the other would do, but let us know how it works for you.

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