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Old 09-30-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Need Help with Auto-muting

I have a project at school where I have to come up with a new invention. I was thinking of a cheap way for auto-muting but I don't know if it exists or not. Does anyone know if there is a cheap way to auto-mute?
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Muting what?
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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Sorry, it would be helpful if I clarified, wouldn't it? I'm trying to mute a guitar
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:12 PM   #4
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Turn your guitar volume down, make a volume pedal and take the volume and lower it, or stand by switch on your amp. I don't know what you're aiming for
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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If you mean muting the strings, it's common practice to use a hair band to mute open strings when recording leads etc.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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I'm using the new Moog E1 guitar as a starting point. It has an auto-mute setting but it costs $2000. I'm trying to find a cost-effective way to do the same thing.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:29 PM   #7
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Have you tried posting this in Guitar Gear and Accessories forum?
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:32 PM   #8
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Nice idea. I'll try that
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:46 PM   #10
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Are you meaning something similar to a kill switch because that essentially just mutes everything. Don't know what the difference would be if it was done automatically. Do you mean like an effects pedal? Because a killswitch pedal could be a good idea, quite a limited pedal which unless cheap wouldn't be worth the money but an alternative over a killswitch which could be knocked and mute your guitar mid song. Or turning volume down on a pickup and switching when wanting to mute because if using both or all pickups then that can't be done.

Any more info you can give us?
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:17 PM   #11
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Yeah a killswitch is good shout. A friend of mine from college played a Fender Jaguar. Lot of fun.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:40 PM   #12
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Killswtiches or noise gates.

A nose gate would probably be enough to mute the signal if you put your hand on the strings.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:03 PM   #13
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I don't think he means like a kill switch/noise gate. He mentioned the Moog E1, this is from the official website:

"MUTE MODE - removes energy from the strings, resulting in a variety of staccato articulations. The mute mode has never been heard on any other guitar; the Vo Power stops the strings with the same intensity that it sustains them. You feel the instrument transform in your hands.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:18 AM   #14
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If you mean muting the strings, it's common practice to use a hair band to mute open strings when recording leads etc.

Common among people who couldnt be arsed to play properly, yes.
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