#1
hey all just out of curiosity, sorry if this is a n00b question but i see that some ppl have bandanas or old socks or cloth tied to their headstocks at the nut of the guitar. what does this do??

thanks!
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#2
It helps you play faster.


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#3
yes it is!!! is that a serious answer?
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#4
the sock is for if they need to have a quick spank of the monkey while on stage
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#5
I don't see what possible impact having a sock on your headstock could do for you. Other than look kind of goofy.
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yes it is!!! is that a serious answer?
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ok thanks! i think....
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Perhaps it damps the strings?

What? At the nut?
Edit: Seriously a cloth (or sock ) isn't gonna dampen much if it's at the nut.
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#12
Yeah, I saw someone do it on a Guitar World video a while ago. It dampens the strings so open ones don't ring when you don't want them to.
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#14
yes. also for sweep arpeggios, so if you have high gain, they'll sound more smooth.
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Quote by polaris6630
hey all just out of curiosity, sorry if this is a n00b question but i see that some ppl have bandanas or old socks or cloth tied to their headstocks at the nut of the guitar. what does this do??

thanks!

Who do you see that does that.....
#16
basically if you suck ass at guitar or you just can't play cleanly, you do that and BAM! less noise from open strings.

not that effective though.

another one people use is those ridiculous sweatbands that go around your wrists. that can't offer much though
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#18
dampers probably. used to make sloppy live playing sound better by stopping open notes from ringing out, like ifyou clip them by accident.

i hear one of the dudes from a7x uses two of them.
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#19
try tapping without a sock and then do it with the sock and u will see what the sock do many musicians use the sock when they are in the studio when the want to record a solo it makes the strings not to bounce
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basically if you suck ass at guitar or you just can't play cleanly, you do that and BAM! less noise from open strings.

not that effective though.

another one people use is those ridiculous sweatbands that go around your wrists. that can't offer much though

actually alot of very talented guitarists use the sweatband technique in the studio and live. and im not some talentless fag before yu have a moan at me, but saying all guitarists who use the sweatband/bandana method suck is just stupid.
#22
it also mutes out strings that u hit on accident
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