#1
I was wondering if anyone knew about the damping technique? If anybody does please tell me how to do it and what it is good for.
#3
SRV used to do something like that didn't he? And yea, it's do stop unwanted /open strings being played when you're playing.

Or do you mean soaking your guitar's body in water (Aaa!) for a while...?
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Last edited by R_H_C_P at Jul 14, 2006,
#4
Quote by R_H_C_P
SRV used to do something like that didn't he? And yea, it's do stop unwanted /open strings being played when you're playing.

Or do you mean soaking your guitar's body in wood for a while...?

Soaking in wood?
#5
Argh! I meant water, you get what I mean...
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#7
If you're playing a riff or solo for example, people sometimes accidentally hit open strings while they're playing, and doing something like putting something across the nut will stop the open strings ringing out so much while playing.
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#9
^An elastic band or a hair scrunchie or something.

And yea, it would slightly kill sustain on open strings.
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#11
I've not tried it properly myself, but it'll help muting open strings.
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#12
So your saying wrap a scrunchie around the fretboard?? on what fret do you do this and doent that meanthat fret would be unplayable because i play all over the neck so that wouldnt work for me. May be I am confused let me know.
#13
jeezus no one has figured it out yet.

its called dampening. Damping would be to get something moist.
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#14
yeah, i think this technique is dumb, but you would put the band on the 1st fret, but then you are only able to play the fretboard above 1, and you loose all sustain on open hits.
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#15
If you use a proper string DAMPENER, then the open strings will have almost no sustain, but you dampen strings when you play a riff, or when you TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP.

You can use an elastic band, wrapped three times around the first fret, doesn't work well, but it should be sufficient.

The scrunchies might be too loose, so it might not as be effective.