#1
Inspired by another thread, What is a good way to make string dampeners? Ive Seen MAB's but I don't want to buy one, so any good ways to make them yourself?

Whenever I make one out of scrunchies, rubber bands, ect, I always get a kind of twang, so it there anyway that I could just make it sound like a palm muted note?
#2
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#3
maybe fold some cloth till it's thick enough and put it UNDER the strings?
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#6
Just use a wristband
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#8
Quote by Life Is Brutal
To mute strings that ring out in intense alternate picking/sweeping/tapping sequences, usually for lead guitar. Like a muting capo.


for when it would be too hard to palm mute?
#9
Quote by Metallica_Man55
for when it would be too hard to palm mute?


no, to stop excess ringing of the open strings, and make your playing sound cleaner.
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#10
Quote by mikeyElite
no, to stop excess ringing of the open strings, and make your playing sound cleaner.


oh ok.

my next question is the same as TS's (how to make one/what can be used)
#12
Lol

I knew a guy who used a string dampener, so in a local jam session I asked him to play a jam with turns taking leads, based over an open string riff.

I turned up my amp louder, so no one heard him, so he had to put his amp louder, which in turn made his string noise louder, which resulted in people booing him off.

Moral of the story, use string dampeners only to record stuff, but develop muting techniques.

You will limit urself in the use of open strings, which limit ur music (everyone has written at least 1 lick or riff with opens strings.)



Muting noise isn't like super hard, ur just lazy if you can't learn to play without it rly.

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#16
Quote by sglover34479
Herman Li just ties a sock around the neck.


And all his video's I watch he sounds extremely sloppy;

which proves my theory in my previous post ^^^

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#18
The only reason that you'd really need one is if you're two-hand tapping or tapping on two different necks like MAB.
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#20
Dont worry people.
I do Not Have a problem with excess string noise, and I mute open strings. When going less then 20NPS.
I NEEDED a string dampener, because I was going at about 26, and I wanted to record it.
But now the whole thing has become obsolete, because for the MP3 Player I recorded on, I had to slow down.
#21
Quote by sglover34479
Herman Li just ties a sock around the neck.

lol ive never seen him do that its MAB you need to look out for
#22
I use a sock, but I only use it for when I eight finger tap. I prefer to develop good hand muting technique for all situations.