#1
I've read flames of A7X's shredding methods. Synister uses an armband to dampen his strings.
What exactly is that?
#3
It just deadens strings when you aren't playing them. Its useful for tapping and legato runs.
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#4
i know what an armband is......

oo, so it's like a string muter for those that aren't capable....
#5
well u can use it to mute. doesnt mean u cant palm mute otherwise, probably just preference.
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#6
They are usually used in the studio to get the clearest cleanest sound possible.
#8
Are you talking about putting the armband around the strings on the fretboard or wearing it? I've been wearing one on my forearm but only because that's where I rest on the edge of the guitar. I've seen several different people use armbands or scarfs wrapped around the neck near the headstock to help dampen ringing strings.
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#9
^ right on the nut, so it covers the first woody half of the first fret, thats how i do it if i do it at all.

its basically for tapping/legato as someone said, to remove any sympathetic vibrations.