#1
I've seen guitarist put a towel or an old piece of clothing wrapped around the guitar neck while they play.

What effect does this have?
#2
Its cheating, as it muffles any strings you accidently fret or strum.


Watch here, this "bassist" does it as he says why dream theater sucks...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0AhPHqPxzs
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My god that guys anoying...




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#4
It muffles strings. I've never seen anybody do it live, but for studio recording, I think it's acceptable. Not because you can't play something clean, but if you want something to sound PERFECT, you might want to use it. Not saying it's GOOD to do, but some people want a perfect sound for certain parts, and it's just an easier way of achieving it. Don't flame me please, it's just an opinion.

Another one of my opinions is that guy in the video is a little girl who loves to munch on flaccid penis for breakfast, lunch, tea time, snack time, snack time again, hammer time, and dinner, and is obviously jealous of Dream Theater.
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Quote by Teh GIR
Its cheating, as it muffles any strings you accidently fret or strum.


Watch here, this "bassist" does it as he says why dream theater sucks...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0AhPHqPxzs

i had no idea this was a competition you could cheat in

that guys a douche
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#6
I've seen it in the studio a lot, but never live. It makes much more sense in a sensitive environment like the studio, but in a live situation you should be able to relatively control the open strings. If you can't...maybe you should practice a bit more.

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Quote by Teh GIR
Its cheating, as it muffles any strings you accidently fret or strum.


Watch here, this "bassist" does it as he says why dream theater sucks...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0AhPHqPxzs

just drag the little scroll thing around the guy looks so stupid
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#8
Like said, I don't mind people using that in the studio, but it's kind of cheap in a live setting. But it doesn't hide bad playing:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=gyd0H3Nkf7s
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#9
It's useful also for creating a bit of a mute on open chords and what not... gives a bit smoother and more subtle effect if you ask me. And considering guys like Greg Howe do it, such a thing is hardly for people who can't play.
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Like said, I don't mind people using that in the studio, but it's kind of cheap in a live setting. But it kind hide bad playing:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=gyd0H3Nkf7s

lol combine the ending part of the synester vid with the china girl part of the other vid and mute the dream theater suks kid. lol
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Quote by Teh GIR
Its cheating, as it muffles any strings you accidently fret or strum.


Watch here, this "bassist" does it as he says why dream theater sucks...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0AhPHqPxzs


Alright...

So...he says Petrucci just shreds, fair enough.

He calls Myung a Chinese girl, alright borderline racism.

Dream Theater not music? Well music for teens?

This guy makes me want to....

I dunno, just something very violent.
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#12
There's a famous bassist who keeps a hair tie around his headstock when he plays then pulls it onto the strings when he plays slap. Can't remember his name though...
#13
I've seen Victor Wooten do the armband thing, but he moved it up and down like a capo or something. It was pretty cool.
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#14
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I've seen guitarist put a towel or an old piece of clothing wrapped around the guitar neck while they play.

What effect does this have?



it mutes out the open notes, its almost a necessity for touch style guitar
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I've seen Victor Wooten do the armband thing, but he moved it up and down like a capo or something. It was pretty cool.

That's who I was thinking of. Doubt it was used like a capo, but if he was slapping at higher frets then he would've wanted it closer to where he was playing to limit the resonance of the muted string.