Mute Clamp Concept

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by maguire, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. I noticed that the tuning can go sharp when I use a foam mute that I made with neoprene which I glued onto a wooden stick.
    I suppose if I used less dense foam that might make a difference?
  2. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science!

    Nov 12, 2006
    Albany, NY USA
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    Some foams will have less effect, but that's sorta the nature of the foam mute- if it has enough pressure to mute the tone, it's gonna push you sharp. Even if you retune, intonation is affected. Of course if you are playing at fret 20 with a mute.... ;-)