#1
My domestic situation makes it hard to practice due to the noise, so I'm wondering: is there an easy, non-destructive, reversible way to "mute" my acoustic so I can still hear it and play it as normal?
#2
thinner string gauge could be a start
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#3
a sound hole cover may do the trick....it is usually used to prevent feedback in acoustic/electrics, but it should reduce sound as well.
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#4
Umm... How quiet do you have to be?

I mean, just strumming lightly with the flesh of your fingers combined with some basic muting should be pretty freakin' quiet.
#5
I use a soundhole plug with the door closed and it works fine.
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#7
I have used an old DVD & a bit of Blu-Tac as a soundhole cover works fine
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#8
Quote by Dix_Fix
I have used an old DVD & a bit of Blu-Tac as a soundhole cover works fine



Sounds like something I'd do.

But I bought a soundhole cover.
They are easy to buy. About 15 bucks and one size fits all, basically.
#9
Yes one size fits all, except if you dont have a round soundhole.

Gretch Jumbo

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#10
stuff it full of papter towels. haha
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#11
The DVD works OK & I dont have to spend the 2 million dollars that Gretch want for their soundhole cover.lol
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#12
Either that or buy an electric and use headphones...
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#13
I've heard that stuffing it with newspaper works, but its a pain to get out.
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#14
yea my mom and sister hates it when i play my guitar bad.. which i am bad at but i just started 2 weeks ago so im just a noob. how does the soundhole plug look.
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Findinghomer You must have an understanding wife. I get kicked out of the house if im gonna play. So my total setup is in my shed/garage/studio/computer room. It actually works really well (except for my asshole neighbours), as having my computer & guitars together allows me to access any of my tabs or online tabs immediatly. Or if i hear a song i like on the stereo (also built into the same area) i can look up UG , get the tab & am playing along with the song within the 1st verse of the song.

edit: That is this thread open on my computer screen LOL

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#18
weave felt or cotton cloth through the strings right in front of the saddle. It'll work just like the quitet pedel on a piano.
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#19
Thats brilliant cord thats like putting a piece of felt under the legs of my banjo bridge. It would work the same way wouldnt it?
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#20
Quote by justamuso
My domestic situation makes it hard to practice due to the noise, so I'm wondering: is there an easy, non-destructive, reversible way to "mute" my acoustic so I can still hear it and play it as normal?


yeah.....theres this interesting thing guitarists do called a palm mute.

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