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?
Sorry, it would be helpful if I clarified, wouldn't it? I'm trying to mute a guitar
If you mean muting the strings, it's common practice to use a hair band to mute open strings when recording leads etc.
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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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.

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Yeah a killswitch is good shout. A friend of mine from college played a Fender Jaguar. Lot of fun.
Killswtiches or noise gates.

A nose gate would probably be enough to mute the signal if you put your hand on the strings.
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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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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