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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by olps, Jun 8, 2002.
When did they stop pruducing mutes on thier basses?? Thanks.
If your talking about the mute pads, the 4003's still have them.
I meant the adjustable mutes. Not like saddles, but they are after the saddles, but still part of the bridge. I saw it on a 1973 Ric.
They are still there.
Those things are a pain! If you want to mute with your palm , you can't due to the bridge piece being in the way...I think its a design flaw. (Like your going to roll up the mutes mid-song? C'mon!) What I did with an old 4001 was take out the mute and dropped in a J pickup(w/o the cover) into the space...3 way ricosound!
Not a design flaw, just an old design. They were designed for bassist who wanted the sound of an up-right, and kept them set that way all the time. I believe this was most popular in the 50's.
Hell, I leave my mute up most of the time - I like thump!
Im dying to have somekind of mute in the bass Im designing.
As cool as the one on the Rick is, the Ovation Magnums had the best!
Just flick te lever and its there, push it back and its gone!
I wish I had one.
you can buy adjustable, switchable mutes to add to any bass. i think the name is............get ready for this........years of thought must have gone into it........'the bass mute'. fodera's the US distributor for them. www.bassmute.com is their website.
if i can afford it, it'll be on the 6 i'm building.
'the bass mute'
I've got one on order for my upcoming 6-string bass. They're designed by Dutch luthier Elio Martina; the parts are manufactured in Germany and and they get assembled in Holland.
Yeah Ive heard of this, and I e-mailed Fodera, but that was at least 2 weeks ago and I still havent gotten a response!
Ive always had bad luck with this kind of thing.
Anybody ever heard of foam?
Yes I have.
Actually I have tried using foam weather stripping attached to wood blocks, but the problem is making sure they stay secure, yet can quickly be removed.
I have messed around with a few designs, but all come up short either in design flaws or the lack of equipment to build one.
The foam on a piece of wood thing does work however, just as long as I decide to leave it for a while.
I just wedge a chunk of foam as close to the saddles as I can get, whenever I want to "Go Jamerson". The charm of Rics is their natural twang, so I can't see why anyone would want to work against what it does best. My choice for thump would have to be a P-bass/dead flats/foam combo.