I have a handyman type question. I've had a straight mute for decades but it doesn't have a wrist strap. There's a piece I'm currently playing that has a one beat transition from muted to open, and it's impossible to execute without one. I don't want to buy a whole new mute.
Does anybody have experience adding a wrist strap? If so, are there instructions you could share?
Depends on the type of mute, but if it has a wood bottom, it's pretty easy. Visit your friendly local home improvement or hardware store and buy a small screw eye. Screw that into the bottom of the mute, thread some valve string or a leather boot lace through it, tie it together and you're done. You can get a lot fancier, but IMO that's the easiest way to do it.