View Full Version : banjo Uke Mute....

07-04-2011, 11:18 AM
Where do I get one like the guy is using at the start of this video. Not interested in the gold tone one, I'm looking for something that deadens the overtones a bit.


07-04-2011, 12:13 PM
bubble wrap inside of the head works great

mm stan
07-04-2011, 12:15 PM
Mahalo Cb,
for passing along the great along the great link to all of us...Happy Strummings, MM Stan

07-04-2011, 02:36 PM
Stuff a (clean) t-shirt in the back.

07-04-2011, 03:38 PM
Anyone with info on that particular mute he's using?

07-04-2011, 05:27 PM
I'm interested as well. That mute looks to be a lot more effective than the other alternatives.

07-05-2011, 01:40 AM
I sent Paul Moore and email and also found him on facebook.
Maybe he'll respond. If he does I'll post his answer here

07-05-2011, 02:26 AM
Get a synthetic sponge from any grocery/hardware store, something medium density.Use scissors to cut a section about 1.5" x 1.5" along the length. Push it under the skin but wedged over the support rod inside. Turn it different ways to get different effects. If your banjo uke has a closed back, you can cut a smaller piece to sit behind the bridge under the strings that attach to the tail piece.

Hippie Dribble
07-05-2011, 02:31 AM
Just loved that video of the guys from the Melbourne Uke fest! Awesome. Thanks cb.

Uke Whisperer
07-05-2011, 03:08 AM
I'm interested as well. That mute looks to be a lot more effective than the other alternatives.

I hope Paul Moore responds. It does appear to be a better solution to any I've tried.

07-05-2011, 05:06 AM
"Put a sock in it !!"

Ever wonder where the expression came from?

07-05-2011, 06:29 AM
It looks similar to this banjo tone enhancer (http://gregboyd.com/accessory_detail.html?accessory_key=87&accessory_image_key=112)

07-05-2011, 12:11 PM
It looks similar to this banjo tone enhancer (http://gregboyd.com/accessory_detail.html?accessory_key=87&accessory_image_key=112)

Yes it does! Thanks for the link. :cool:

07-05-2011, 12:11 PM
Here's Paul's reply.
Paul Moore:
Chris, I bought that mute in 1977 , i think they no longer make them but it is very easy to make one .
i will do a u tube vid very soon promise!


I'll send him the tone enhancer link and see if he thinks it's the same thing.

07-05-2011, 12:15 PM
Stuff a (clean) t-shirt in the back.

Does a dirty one not work? How about a pair of socks...clean or dirty?

07-05-2011, 12:19 PM
Paul says that's it but you can also make one.

07-05-2011, 01:19 PM
This (http://www.eaglemusicshop.com/details1.asp/ProductID/4701/lockit/true/eagle-solid-brass-booth-5-string-banjo-mute-tone-enhancer.htm) one might be a little closer to the one he was using. It seems a little smaller.

Phil Lenihan
08-17-2015, 09:53 PM
eaglemusicshop.com Cheers! Phil

08-17-2015, 11:39 PM
Hi there, I was looking into the world of banjo ukes and mutes only recently. This seems to be the one that gets all the love. (http://www.mikesbanjomute.com/)

Picker Jon
08-18-2015, 01:09 AM
If none of the suggestions so far work, this will...


Steve in Kent
08-25-2015, 10:35 PM
For a small banjolele I have been told a simple violin mute will do a nice job.

Like this one


Interesting to look at the video too.

08-26-2015, 05:05 AM

I sold mine because i didn't think it was very effective

Steve in Kent
08-28-2015, 12:38 AM
I have now tried the violin mute and it really does reduce the volume, strangely makes it sound more like a ukulele too.

Great for practising though, my wife can't hear it in the adjacent room.

Wouldn't gig with it though.