#1
I've seen some musicians do this with their guitars, and I was wondering what kind of function it serves. If I'm not being clear, I mean something like this:

#2
it mutes the strings, so when sweeping or playing fast things open notes don't ring out, making the playing sound cleaner
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Fender CP Jazzmaster
Schecter PT Custom w/ Dimarzio crunch lab/liquifire
Marshall JCM2000 DSL+Orange 4x12
Orange Tiny Terror+Mesa Electra Dyne 2x12
Boss TU-2/NS-2/DD-6
Maxon OD808



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#4
Quote by gucio93
it mutes the strings, so when sweeping or playing fast things open notes don't ring out, making the playing sound cleaner


this, greg howe always uses a hair tie for this purpose
#6
no, i think they push it up and over the nut then push it back when finished
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Gibson Explorer, Wine red Natural finish
Hughes and Kettner Vortex Black series, Half stack
Peavey Stereo Chorus 400
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
#7
I think it will kill a bit of the sustain. Being a damper to the string vibrations and all.
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#8
it doesn`t clamp down on the strings it just rests lightly on them, and open string are accessible by just sliding it up on top of the nut., doest actually interfer in how you actually play.
#9
Quote by psychodelic
no, i think they push it up and over the nut then push it back when finished

Exactly