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I just found out a way to get a really neat, cheap and effective banjo mute, which dampens the sound consideraby. Ever since I switched from nylguts to Christ Sands heavies + Ren head, combined with my hard picking, my banjo has become enormously loud -- and I love it! Still, sometimes I need to produce a quieter sound than the ear-piercing roar of my killing machine, so I just put on a cheap Tourte violin mute I had lying around -- and it works! Just pop it between the second and third strings behind the bridge, I keep it slided back when I'm not using it, and I can just slide it onto the bridge in a jiffy. Of course, this only works with thin bridges.
Anyhow, just a thought I wanted to share. I'm working hard on a lot of pieces at the moment, but I haven't got any ready for recording yet. I'll keep you posted.
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