#1
I've heard many people - guitarists and sound producers alike - say that a bandanna or other material around the top nut is supposed to make the guitar sound superior. Is there any truth in this and if so how does it work?
#2
If it's past the nut on the headstock the idea is that it stops any sounds from the string there vibrating making it's way to the pickups. It can happen but I don't honestly think it's common enough to matter that much.
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#4
That title would be a good name for a mental bloke with a house cleaning company.

I thought it was to mute open strings for a cleaner funk sound.
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I thought it was to mute open strings for a cleaner funk sound.


Depends where it is, if it's on the body side of the nut that's the case, yes. If it's on the headstock side of the nut then see my earlier post.
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#7
In my earlier days of guitar playing I had definitely heard that it was a good idea to do that when you're sweep picking. Later I realized that a bandana is not going to save your shitty sweep picking. I know Synyster Gates ( or however its spelled) did that for a while, but it was probably just to save his own shitty sweep picking at the time.

On the headstock side of the nut I guess it could do something for you possibly, but on the other side I'd say no. It would just take power away from your open notes and attempt to cover up sloppy playing which you should actually just address head on by getting better.
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#8
Tried it on the headstock side, aside from looking pretty neat I haven't heard any major difference... Haven't actually recorded anything yet though, might see if any differences show themselves then.