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    Anyone have any experience with these (from today's ads)?

    https://www.montanalutherie.com/prod...ic-suppressor/
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
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    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    I have one on a Weber Yellowstone octave, and it suppresses harmonics efficiently and attractively.
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    I have one and did like it on one of my instruments that was prone to harmonics. But you do have to keep an eye on it. I have (had) almost lost mine many times as it will move the wrong direction on occasion. Now it just sits in its dish and stares at me.

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    I have two, and like them. It is critical to have the spacing of the screws matched to your string spacing, if it’s off it will move around a bunch, or need to be at an angle.
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    I only have one string (the D) that's problematic so I just use the little rubber washer thingy.

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    A piece of leather, or felt, on the tailpiece mutes all the strings, is out of sight, and doesn't have to be put back on after changing strings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    A piece of leather, or felt, on the tailpiece mutes all the strings, is out of sight, and doesn't have to be put back on after changing strings.
    Out o' sight, man!
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    I put a set of the rubber washers on my Eastman 305 and there seemed to be no difference, then I noticed the front edge of the cast tailpiece on that mandolin presses down on the stings and has a layer of rubber under it at that point - is that doing the same job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxr View Post
    I put a set of the rubber washers on my Eastman 305 and there seemed to be no difference, then I noticed the front edge of the cast tailpiece on that mandolin presses down on the stings and has a layer of rubber under it at that point - is that doing the same job?
    Yes, it should be doing the same job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxr View Post
    I put a set of the rubber washers on my Eastman 305 and there seemed to be no difference, then I noticed the front edge of the cast tailpiece on that mandolin presses down on the stings and has a layer of rubber under it at that point - is that doing the same job?
    Yes

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    Is this a rebranded Wood Nymph?
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Is this a rebranded Wood Nymph?
    Looks the same, doesn't it? The Ebony Harmonic Suppressor is two-thirds of the price of the Wood Nymph.

    Wood Nymph:

    https://themandolinstore.com/product...er-wood-nymph/
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    End Harmonic Suppression! #freetheovertones LOL

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    My next band name:

    The Harmonic Overtones
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