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Would you like felt w/ that?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by nate22, May 19, 2004.

  1. nate22


    May 5, 2004
  2. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    That technique is as old as the hills--or at least as old as Carol Kaye.

    It's primary use is in TRYING to duplicate the sound of an upright bass.
  3. Plenty of basses have come stock with felt mutes. The Precision bass had them built into the inside of the covers, the Jazz had them under each individual string, the Gibson EB series had a lever behind the bridge that you could shove forward and raise the felt mute, the Rickenbacker 4001 had little thumbscrews that raised and lowered the mute.

    As far as using a not-stock mute, check out the film clip for the Beatles' Revolution. McCartney had a big-a$$ chunk of foam underneath the bridge.