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Bass Guitar Mute Recommendations
I'm looking for a bass mute, to imitate the action of the mute built into Rickenbacker basses.
It needs to fit my Ibanez SG, my Aria Pro, and my Dean Fretless, all pretty standard design four string basses.
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A couple of thoughts that might help you out.
One option might be to fit Rickenbacker bridge assemblies to some or all of your basses. However they would be expensive, the geometry (string spacing/adjustment ranges) might not be correct for your existing basses, and I believe the body might need to be routed to fit it.
Another option might be to buy the mute assembly (pad, plate, screws) and machine a plate to mount it that you can fit to your bass. That could be screwed to the front or maybe held in position by the existing bridge. Definitely do-able, but involves a lot of work and planning.
Finally, a search found this after market Bass guitar string mute from Holland. I've no experience with it, but it appears to do exactly what you require. The only possible issue that I can see is that it mutes the strings from the side, rather than below, so might get in the way for some playing techniques.
Hope that helps.
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