A quiet banjo


#1

I’m sure everyone has heard of those traveling guitars that are quiet unless you plug them in or plug in headphones. Does anyone know if they have anything like that for a banjo? I’m a railroader and spend a good amount of time in hotels wasting good practice time with nothing else to do. I don’t think the other guest would appreciate hearing me practicing cripple creek at 3am. So if anybody has any ideas or suggestions that be great thanks


#2

I have seen electric banjos. They would seem to work (just use a little headphone amp), but I don’t know how light you want to travel.


#3

Maybe a banjo mute. What most use. See this thread.
Banjo Mute


#4

There are those traveling banjos called tranjos, but I think that is mainly for size constraints. They still sound pretty load on YouTube.


#5

I was hoping someone made one like those traveling guitars that I havnt heard about but I’ll try a mute and see how that works but thanks for the suggestions