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Hi everyone,
I am looking for a string mute for my jazz bass which can be deployed easily, rather than the traditional "shove some foam" method as I need it to be deployable rather quickly for that great thud sound.
I see that on the Fender Custom Shop Sean Hurley signature:
http://www.fendercustomshop.com//series/artist/sean-hurley-signature-1961-precision-bass-rosewood-fingerboard-faded-3-color-sunburst/
there is a little metal plate that deploys the mute.
Does anyone know whether these can be purchased separately and how easy/hard they are to install.
many thanks, Tom

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I designed one that fits a bridge cover

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The Hurley mute unit is very similar to the '6 Jaguar mute which is available as a separate kit - [url="http://darrenriley.com/store/fender-62-jaguar-mute-kit/"]http://darrenriley.c...aguar-mute-kit/[/url]

This thread has more detail on installing the Jaguar mute (scroll down to pics) - [url="https://www.talkbass.com/threads/installing-a-jaguar-mute-on-a-p-bass.1021488/"]https://www.talkbass.com/threads/installing-a-jaguar-mute-on-a-p-bass.1021488/[/url]

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There's also this: http://www.bassmute.com/bassmute/bm_mainframe.html

The advantages of this over the Fender mute is that you can fine-tune the mute pressure per-string, and also you don't have to drill any holes as you can mount it with double sided tape.

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[quote name='Geek99' timestamp='1464611616' post='3060756']
I designed one that fits a bridge cover
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Got a pic?

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[quote name='dannybuoy' timestamp='1464615782' post='3060793']
There's also this: http://www.bassmute.com/bassmute/bm_mainframe.html

The advantages of this over the Fender mute is that you can fine-tune the mute pressure per-string, and also you don't have to drill any holes as you can mount it with double sided tape.
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That looks pretty cool. I've just ordered one, should be here before Christmas. :-)

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Try Fretwraps. Very, very easy to adjust the amount of mute and just push it over the nut when you don't need it. Leaves plenty of room to fret at the first.

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I've never found anything that goes over the nut end to give the same effect. You don't get the same thump as up at the bridge end IME, just a loss of overtones.

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[quote name='dannybuoy' timestamp='1464616386' post='3060804']


Got a pic?
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Only once I have patented it

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[quote name='CokeyW' timestamp='1464641485' post='3061116']
Try Fretwraps. Very, very easy to adjust the amount of mute and just push it over the nut when you don't need it. Leaves plenty of room to fret at the first.
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That wouldn't mute anything you fret though would it?

I had a bassmute and it was brilliant. Can't use one now as no room between my bridge and pickup.

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Why not run some string thru a piece of sponge and stuff it under your bridge cover ?

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[quote name='dave_bass5' timestamp='1464639558' post='3061088']
That looks pretty cool. I've just ordered one, should be here before Christmas. :-)
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Very cool and I want one, but "before Christams"? Really?

P

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Well not "this" Christmas, obviously :-)
Actually i know someone coming over here from Australia in a couple of weeks. I could have asked asked her to bring me one.

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Hi there. Apologies for resurrecting a very old thread.

 

Do you have one for sale and have you managed to get a patent yet?

Thanks!

On 30/05/2016 at 13:33, Geek99 said:

I designed one that fits a bridge cover

 

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No not yet

if you look at violins they have foam

bridge muted that you can possibly adapt 

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I read the topic title as "Deplorable String Mute".

Thought it was another Rickenbacker thread.

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