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Bridge mutes for a Jazz bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I searched the forums and found nothing. I remember someone posting a site with these mutes made for J basses. I know they were on J's a while ago.. but I remember someone reintroducing aftermarket ones.. Help?
  2. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    I use a sock.
  3. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    ... But I want mutes :crying: .. Maybe I'll ask Hans to make some.
  4. phatcactus


    Apr 2, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    PM sent. :)
  5. BassTerd


    Aug 15, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Has anybody ever used one of these bass mutes? I'm very interested in getting one since I do a lot of palm muting when I play with neo soul groups.
  6. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    good god that's funny
  7. Foam weather stripping...works for just pennies!
  8. 90 bucks for a bass mute when I use an old washcloth. No friggin way.

  9. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Yeah, but wash cloths aren't stylin'.
  10. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    they are if they have a nice floral pattern.
  11. That bassmute looks like a hella-cool addition to a bass! It would be nice to switch between the tones and not have to palm-mute and try playing with your thumb or something.
  12. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Why, they sure are, ma'am! Would you like a tea cosy and crochet handbag to go with that?
  13. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    65 p-bass I just got done servicing had a "foam weatherstrip" type mute from the factory in the ashtray covering the bridge. Non adjustable, on all the time. Except for the foam was 40 year old, shrunk up, rock hard crap. I replaced it with Lowe's storm door sealing, a nearly exact match, and sounds pretty cool if you like it that way...
  14. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    A Strip of sheep skin wool side up works pretty well and it looks kinda stylin.
  15. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland
    Ellio Martina is a dutchman and it seems a very effective device. Even Marcus Miller uses it now (or in the past evidently) and became an enthousiastic user of it. Hopefully it works for you too. I use my handpalms for muting... cheaper and effective too. Adjust while playing.. ;)