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ukuhippo
06-19-2012, 08:29 PM
Hi all,

At work we have a guitar to play along songs for the children, but my guitar skills are zero.
I'm looking for a way to mute the bottom two strings (can't take them of without a big fight with my co-workers) so I can play uke songs (with a capo at the fifth fret). Muting with my hand isn't working out for me.
Is there a simple solution for this?

Zenin
06-19-2012, 08:38 PM
Hi all,

At work we have a guitar to play along songs for the children, but my guitar skills are zero.
I'm looking for a way to mute the bottom two strings (can't take them of without a big fight with my co-workers) so I can play uke songs (with a capo at the fifth fret). Muting with my hand isn't working out for me.
Is there a simple solution for this?

I wedged a bit of foam between the two on my guitar. Works well enough if I don't strum too hard.

ukuhippo
06-19-2012, 09:37 PM
I'm gonna try that, thanks.

chiefnoda
06-20-2012, 06:39 AM
I'm looking for a way to mute the bottom two strings

Clothespins? Large paperclips? You simply stop the vibration. Foam, sponge (a large kitchen sponge, wedged between 5 and 6 strings)?

You can probably detune the strings until they are totally slack.

Cheers
Chief

grandpoobah
06-20-2012, 09:36 AM
stick a wad of paper towels under the first fret and by the bridge

UkeNukem
06-20-2012, 01:52 PM
I was gonna say foam but ask around among the kids. Get yourself a big ole wad of gum! And it's recycleable! :drool: