#1
I wasnt exactly sure where to post this question... but i was wondering if it was technique related, so i decided to post here..

Okay, so i was just wondering why some guitarists have what appears to be hair bands around thier fingers, some people ive noticed that do this are Kirk Hammett, and Jim Root.

Also, ive noticed other guitarists put something behind the nut (headstock side) , under thier strings, i thin Dino Cazares does it, and im sure Paul gilbert does it... any reason behind this??

So... any ideas??
#2
the hairbands can be put on the fretboards just in front of the nut to dampen the strings and eliminate string noise while doing tapping and the likes
#5
Quote by DonJulio
the hairbands can be put on the fretboards just in front of the nut to dampen the strings and eliminate string noise while doing tapping and the likes


That wasnt what i meant... i meant theres like, some plasticky thing under the strings BEHIND the nut...
I meant like in this... http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/34579285/Dino+Cazares.jpg its like foam in this picture, but ive seen it as like a plasticy type...something? Sorry i cannot describe properly, as i do not know what it is...

Quote by NecroMaster
Like in this picture?
http://dantheman1969.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/kirk_hammett_escape06_1024.jpg

It's because he does so much palm muting and plays so many shows etc, and strings are kind of abrasive, so it's just to save his hand a little.


That is what i meant by the hair band, and that makes perfect sense... Thankyou