String mutes - new from db guitars

Discussion in 'Commercial Sellers, Dealers and Manufacturers' started by Dave-B, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Dave-B

    Dave-B Country Gent

    May 23, 2016
    Scotland
    Hi all,

    I've had a number of requests for these little doohickeys. Solid brass or aluminium string mutes, to tame overtones generated between the bridge and the tailpiece/Bigsby. Made by me in my teeny tiny workshop.

    The design is very simple - two solid polished metal plates backed with velcro. Simply press into place on the strings. The velcro dampens the overtones whilst allowing the strings to move freely for Bigsbying. Plates are reversible if you don't like my engraving!

    This isn't a new idea - people have been using velcro (or rubber grommets, dollar bills, leather shoelaces etc) to kill overtones for many years. But these ones look pretty :)

    UK £25 each, or £40 for two (excluding VAT for EU customers). Free worldwide shipping.

    To place an order, contact dave@db-guitars.com with your email and delivery address, or hit me up here. I have both aluminium and brass mutes in stock ready to ship.

    Thanks for looking!
    Dave

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    Last edited: Feb 18, 2020
  2. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    Looks great!
     
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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Looks far better than grommets. Grommets flatten out after awhile. Their main advantage is that they're really cheap.
     
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There just beautiful
     
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  5. mandobandit

    mandobandit Gretschie

    322
    Apr 1, 2019
    Ohio
    first class vendor / member / friend here folks.
    Love the bridges Dave DBbridge.jpg 6120 Nashville.jpg
     
  6. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Nicely done, and looks great.

    I've never liked the grommet look on any guitar.

    I know, the grommets are function over form, and very inexpensive. They look it too. Lol

    Best to you with this offering.
     
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  8. Sean McILwaine

    Sean McILwaine Synchromatic

    768
    Dec 26, 2012
    London UK
    Hi Dave, sent you an email.
     
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  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Hi Dave, do you make these in Alu/Chrome/silver finish to match chrome hardware guitars too?
     
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  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    If you cut your own strips of velcro you basically get two for the price of one! ;)
     
  11. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    These look great!

    I was gonna say, the bottom plate isnt really necessary, just the top plate and velcro will work. Might save some beans.
     
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  12. Dave-B

    Dave-B Country Gent

    May 23, 2016
    Scotland
    Yeah, they're available in both polished aluminium and polished brass. See the last picture above.
     
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Thanks, Dave.
     
  14. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    Very nice!! I had a custom leather one made to match my strap (see profile pic), but now I just thread a leather shoestring through the strings back by the Bigsby bar. Those metal ones are quite classy.
     
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  15. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    @Dave-B , you ship wordwide... how would one pay from the States if the person does not have a Pay-Pal account . Whats your method of payment ?
     
  16. Dave-B

    Dave-B Country Gent

    May 23, 2016
    Scotland
    At the moment, I only issue PayPal invoices for orders. But you don't need a PayPal account yourself - that invoice can be paid using any credit or debit card.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2020
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  17. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

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    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    They look cool!

    ... but I actually like the overtones and that little lack of control. I see it as part of the game.

    So ... cool, but not mine.
     
  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    tappan ny
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    Love the gold mutes and the design ...... I'll take 2 .
    PM me and tell this " non-PayPal user " what to do .
    Thanks :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2020
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  19. Dave-B

    Dave-B Country Gent

    May 23, 2016
    Scotland
    PM sent :)
     
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  20. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    No PayPal....Come on, grow a pair. Put yourself at financial risk like us big boys and girls :eek:
     
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