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post Nov 30 2010, 06:21 AM
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A few months back my wife and I welcomed our baby girl. Along with the excitement of having a daughter, I was stoked when I saw what she came with.

Immediately after birth a nurse fitted our daughter with an anti-theft device, basically a small electronic box affixed to the infant’s ankle. If you approach a hospital elevator or stairwell with an infant fitted with this device an alarm sounds and you're immediately chased down by hospital staff. I found this out the hard way (by accident of course rolleyes.gif ).

Upon inspecting this device my interest quickly shifted to the strap that anchored it to her leg. I have been searching for an effective string dampener and it took about two seconds for me to realize that I had just stumbled across what i've been looking for. The strap is sized perfectly for a guitar neck, it has an elastic stretch material over Velcro on one end, thus allowing it to be fit snuggly. Best of all, the inside of the strap (facing the leg, errr… strings) is made of this medium weight spongy material. I was confident this strap was the perfect dampener and was very anxious to bring it home and test it, of course I had to wait until mom and baby were released from the hospital as I did not want to risk setting of any more alarms.

Upon arriving home I snuck in where my guitars are and confirmed my suspicion. I have tried numerous dampeners in the past and this works far better than anything i've previously tried. It deadens every open string amazingly well.

Here's the dampener:
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And here's our daughter.. not sure if she approves of me hijacking her strap or not? tongue.gif
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post Nov 30 2010, 06:29 AM
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post Nov 30 2010, 08:47 AM
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post Nov 30 2010, 09:29 AM
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What an amazing story, my friend smile.gif and your daughter is so beautiful


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post Nov 30 2010, 11:32 AM
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Sweet baby smile.gif

And great idea using that as a dampener, now I wonder what you'll have to do again if you lose it laugh.gif wink.gif


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post Nov 30 2010, 11:35 AM
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Haha, congratulations smile.gif


Now, off to get a baby... xD
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post Nov 30 2010, 01:02 PM
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Wow what a cutie - congratulations! wub.gif


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You got some skills Gary she's so cute smile.gif


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congrats man.thats one cute baby biggrin.gif


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post Nov 30 2010, 08:33 PM
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QUOTE (Gary @ Nov 30 2010, 06:21 AM) *
A few months back my wife and I welcomed our baby girl. Along with the excitement of having a daughter, I was stoked when I saw what she came with.

Immediately after birth a nurse fitted our daughter with an anti-theft device, basically a small electronic box affixed to the infant’s ankle. If you approach a hospital elevator or stairwell with an infant fitted with this device an alarm sounds and you're immediately chased down by hospital staff. I found this out the hard way (by accident of course rolleyes.gif ).

Upon inspecting this device my interest quickly shifted to the strap that anchored it to her leg. I have been searching for an effective string dampener and it took about two seconds for me to realize that I had just stumbled across what i've been looking for. The strap is sized perfectly for a guitar neck, it has an elastic stretch material over Velcro on one end, thus allowing it to be fit snuggly. Best of all, the inside of the strap (facing the leg, errr… strings) is made of this medium weight spongy material. I was confident this strap was the perfect dampener and was very anxious to bring it home and test it, of course I had to wait until mom and baby were released from the hospital as I did not want to risk setting of any more alarms.

Upon arriving home I snuck in where my guitars are and confirmed my suspicion. I have tried numerous dampeners in the past and this works far better than anything i've previously tried. It deadens every open string amazingly well.

Here's the dampener:
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And here's our daughter.. not sure if she approves of me hijacking her strap or not? tongue.gif
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Cheers!
Gary


i need one of those for my guitar, hope i don't have to go thru the same process
seeing i have five girls already blink.gif
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post Nov 30 2010, 11:37 PM
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Congratulations man! She is beautiful! smile.gif

Oh I need that piece of gear too - I've been playing some tapping lines that would really benefit from dampener smile.gif



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post Dec 1 2010, 12:51 AM
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Super Huge Congrats! smile.gif Doubley Blessed!

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post Dec 1 2010, 12:53 AM
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She's gorgeous smile.gif Congrats to you and your wife!
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post Dec 1 2010, 02:51 AM
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Thanks everyone for the kind words... I forgot to mention the drawback. Having a baby around severely impacts practicing time smile.gif

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post Dec 1 2010, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE (Gary @ Nov 30 2010, 08:51 PM) *
Thanks everyone for the kind words... I forgot to mention the drawback. Having a baby around severely impacts practicing time smile.gif

Cheers~
Gary


That's why I can only play after 7:30pm when the kids go to bed...and into my PC and headphones, not an amp!


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post Dec 1 2010, 06:29 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Dec 1 2010, 01:57 PM) *
That's why I can only play after 7:30pm when the kids go to bed...and into my PC and headphones, not an amp!


Okay Ben, forget the guitar lessons.. I need a lesson from you on how to get kids in bed at 7:30.. blink.gif
My seven year old thinks that 9:00pm is the perfect time for me to start reading Harry Potter novels to him..LOL

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What a wonderful story! Funny too! Cute daughter you have there! She brought a smile to my face. smile.gif That face is irresistable.


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