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string danpeners?

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gshredder2112  
15 Feb 2011 14:21 | Quote
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i was just wondering hownyou guys felt aboot dtring dampeners.
AlexB  
15 Feb 2011 14:31 | Quote
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I use a sock as a string dampener



They are cool,but sometimes i think its like cheating
case211  
15 Feb 2011 14:38 | Quote
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If I am going to be doing leads that don't use open strings or anything below the 5th fret I'll use them since I don't want to have a near perfect take be ruined by an open string ringing out at one spot. I can do the solos without them, but why would I not take 3 minutes to use one and get a great take in only a few minutes?
gshredder2112  
15 Feb 2011 14:48 | Quote
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thats what is was getting at alex,they do..seem like.cheating .
TheEbida  
15 Feb 2011 15:10 | Quote
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Alex B that was a freaken sick video... wow....
Domigan_Lefty  
15 Feb 2011 16:08 | Quote
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So i'm not a weirdo for putting socks on my guitar???
Cool
macandkanga  
15 Feb 2011 18:11 | Quote
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While I don't use anything like this myself, I really don't consider it to be cheating to use such a device. If you have a lot of noise because of your set up and it makes you sound better, why not? Is it cheating to use a noise gate or better equipment? No.

@Domaigan,

You're only a weirdo for putting a sock on your nut ;)
BodomBeachTerror  
15 Feb 2011 18:14 | Quote
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macandkanga says:
You're only a weirdo for putting a sock on your nut ;)


baha! that was great
btimm  
15 Feb 2011 20:04 | Quote
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I don't think this is cheating. If it cheating, then so is using a capo to change your key.
gshredder2112  
15 Feb 2011 20:26 | Quote
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a capo is a musical tool to change key and is not cheating,a dampener is something you use because of lack of the proficiency on guitar to keep things quiet and restrained
nullnaught  
15 Feb 2011 20:42 | Quote
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What's the difference in a string dampener and just muting the strings?
BodomBeachTerror  
15 Feb 2011 20:49 | Quote
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well in effect, there is none, but with a dampener you just dont have to bother muting the strings
btimm  
15 Feb 2011 21:31 | Quote
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gshredder2112 says:
a capo is a musical tool to change key and is not cheating,a dampener is something you use because of lack of the proficiency on guitar to keep things quiet and restrained


It could be argued that you could learn different positions of different chords and just improve and not use a capo though. I see your point. All I am saying is that if one is a tool, why is that the other can not be viewed as a tool?
gshredder2112  
15 Feb 2011 21:45 | Quote
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you make a good point, a dampener is a tool,but it makes people get lazy and not learn muting properly,i can sweep arppegios at.light speed with a muter,but it takes away the whole mystique of actually being able to learn guitar,it takes away all the feeling of.a guitar being able too ring out,while a capo just moves the nut up and down the fretboard.
btimm  
15 Feb 2011 22:00 | Quote
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Fair enough, that's a good point gshredder. If it is used as a crutch, then that is pretty awful, I agree.
gshredder2112  
15 Feb 2011 22:03 | Quote
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lets agree to disagree and say muters only belong in the studio.XD
case211  
15 Feb 2011 22:05 | Quote
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exactly... I had a big post typed up but the internet decided it was hungry... haha
gshredder2112  
15 Feb 2011 22:11 | Quote
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case211 hahaga
AlexB  
15 Feb 2011 22:16 | Quote
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Yep,many ppl use it live tho,Guthrie Govan,MAB,Jeniffer Batten,they must have their reasons ;)
gshredder2112  
15 Feb 2011 22:27 | Quote
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guthrie govan uses it to keep his tapping licks quiet,mab because of the double guitar,never heard of jennifer batten,and another person who uses a dampener live,is greg howe.
AlexB  
15 Feb 2011 22:36 | Quote
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Yep,howe and a lot of those fusion guys use it,they are tapping monsters!
gshredder2112  
15 Feb 2011 22:39 | Quote
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hey!im a fusion guy! but then people .like chris broaderick and buckethead are tapping monsters and dnt use muters , o.0
AlexB  
15 Feb 2011 22:52 | Quote
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Those are real old school tappers ;)
gshredder2112  
15 Feb 2011 22:59 | Quote
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haha old skools=people who actually learned to.play guitar.


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