I recently acquired a beautiful 30 year old Salmon colored MM Stingray 5 in mint condition. I don't use the term mint for a used bass but this one really is mint. It had to have been just sitting in it's case it's whole life. I'm new to Music Man basses since I've primarily owned Fenders. I didn't know the bridge has adjustable foam mutes for each string until I checked out this bass. None of them are touching the strings right now and I haven't tried these yet. It looks like a well thought out design for a foam mute and seems to be much better than trying to stuff a piece of foam under the strings. Whenever, I wanted to mute the open strings on my 4 strings I just used the V-Wrap near the nut. I'm a little better at controlling the strings these days and haven't felt the need to use a mute but I was wondering how many of you MM players use this bridge mute device and how effective is it for you?