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What are those things you pull over past the nut to mute the strings.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Two-Spirit, Aug 15, 2017.


  1. I wanted to try one.
     
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    Gruv gear Fretwraps
     
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    That or hair scrunchies at $1 a bag.
     
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  4. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    Darn! Beat me to it... :meh: I'd go with these. If the whole idea doesn't work for you, I'm sure you know someone who can use them...;)
     
  5. thanks
     
  6. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
    I saved some money by buying a sheet of black craft felt, cutting a few rectangles to stack on top of each other, the higher layers being increasingly narrower so that the whole mute has an arched shape. Place the mute on top of the strings next to the nut, then add some kind of DIY adjustable tensioning band around the bass neck and string mute. The arch shape helps to provide equal pressure on each string, a flat mute has less pressure on the more central strings. Adjustable tension is important as mute pressure is important to tune.
     
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  7. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    This thread just made me realize the last time I saw a girl or woman wearing a hair scrunchie was probably around 1999 or so. If I did see one recently, it was probably accompanied by a hairstyle from the same time period.
     
  8. Chicory Blue

    Chicory Blue

    Oct 9, 2016
    I used a bow tie on my acoustic for a while. It was effective and classy.

    --^@
     
  9. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
  10. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I call them underwear...
     
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  11. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    :jawdrop:
     
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  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
  13. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    :yawn::whistle::cigar:
     
  14. TheLowDown33

    TheLowDown33 Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    NJ
    I have an old baseball sock in my case for this exact purpose... also in case I need to hit a few dingers while at a gig
     
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  15. hondo4life

    hondo4life

    Feb 29, 2016
    SC
    I have been thinking about the Fump bridge muter - in place of a dirty dish sponge. Not sure if I want to spend $20 on it, tho.
     
  16. Snowglo

    Snowglo Pro Aris et Focis Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2013
    Orygun
    U.S. Military endorsement since 1984
    Don't really see the point. "Dampen stray harmonics and overtones". Hell, that's just rock and roll.
     
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Unless they fixed it recently, it's not good.
     
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  18. You can get some MTD fretwraps cheap on BassStringsOnline right now --- They are on sale for $3.50 each. Normal is like a 3 pack for $25, I think. I just bought some, and glad they were on sale, because I don't think they do exactly what I'd thought they'd do ....... LOL
     
  19. What are those things?, unnecessary.
     

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