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Cosmin Lupu
post Nov 19 2012, 10:05 AM
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I do believe everybody noticed that scrunchie resting on the guitar neck in Guthrie's videos - the one he uses to mute his strings with, right?

Well, accidentally, I ran into this interesting product called Gruvgear Fretwraps - it's a more evolved scrunchie actually biggrin.gif

Here's a link to it: http://www.gruvgear.com/fretwraps

Has anybody used such a thing, or scrunchies? I guess these are more appropriate for fusion lead players, as I for one can't go without having open strings biggrin.gif


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post Nov 19 2012, 12:25 PM
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They do look useful but like you, I also couldn't sacrifice my open string sustain smile.gif


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post Nov 20 2012, 05:19 AM
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A friend of mine uses a cheap velcro strap at the nut, instead of the neck, to kill overtones.


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post Nov 20 2012, 08:09 AM
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I still see a big advantage of the scrunchie because you can pull it over the strings and off at will, without having to keep it on the first fret all the time smile.gif


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post Nov 20 2012, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Nov 20 2012, 07:09 AM) *
I still see a big advantage of the scrunchie because you can pull it over the strings and off at will, without having to keep it on the first fret all the time smile.gif


And you can tie your hair up afterwards when you need to move your gear off the stage !!! laugh.gif

If you have rock star hair, of course wink.gif


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post Nov 20 2012, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Nov 20 2012, 03:58 AM) *
And you can tie your hair up afterwards when you need to move your gear off the stage !!! laugh.gif

If you have rock star hair, of course wink.gif


Haha laugh.gif Oh Ben... tongue.gif


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post Nov 21 2012, 10:08 AM
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So, Ben, if I don't have long hair anymore, am I not eligible for being a rockstar? sad.gif


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post Nov 21 2012, 10:10 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Nov 21 2012, 09:08 AM) *
So, Ben, if I don't have long hair anymore, am I not eligible for being a rockstar? sad.gif


Oh you can still be a rock star, you just don't have 'rock star hair' ! smile.gif


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post Nov 21 2012, 01:49 PM
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I want rock star hair mellow.gif

I was also thinking about getting a scrunchie for my guitar, not that I play anything complicated enough to warrant it but it might make me 'look' like I know stuff...... complicated and impressive stuff.


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post Nov 21 2012, 06:34 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Nov 21 2012, 09:10 AM) *
Oh you can still be a rock star, you just don't have 'rock star hair' ! smile.gif


What about rock star back hair?


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post Nov 21 2012, 07:16 PM
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I used to use a hair tie until my brother got me one of these last Christmas. smile.gif MAB string dampener

http://www.angelo.com/html/the_mab_string_dampener.html



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post Nov 22 2012, 09:17 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Nov 21 2012, 06:16 PM) *
I used to use a hair tie until my brother got me one of these last Christmas. smile.gif MAB string dampener

http://www.angelo.com/html/the_mab_string_dampener.html


Hmmmmm, always wondered about this thingie - I noticed it in Bucharest, when MAB came to perform but at that point I forgot to ask him to let me look at it (the dude resembles the attitude of a charming granny when he talks to you)


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post Nov 22 2012, 11:59 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Nov 21 2012, 09:08 AM) *
So, Ben, if I don't have long hair anymore, am I not eligible for being a rockstar? sad.gif

you could nearly put it in your beard biggrin.gif
I love the beards song "if your dad has no beard you have two mums" biggrin.gif


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post Nov 24 2012, 12:22 AM
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QUOTE (Patrik Berg @ Nov 22 2012, 10:59 PM) *
you could nearly put it in your beard biggrin.gif
I love the beards song "if your dad has no beard you have two mums" biggrin.gif


Very obnoxious, but TRUE laugh.gif The fun part is, that I always argue with my dad about my beard biggrin.gif He thinks it's futile - I think he doesn't understand laugh.gif


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post Nov 24 2012, 06:18 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Nov 21 2012, 11:17 PM) *
Hmmmmm, always wondered about this thingie - I noticed it in Bucharest, when MAB came to perform but at that point I forgot to ask him to let me look at it (the dude resembles the attitude of a charming granny when he talks to you)

It works very well in my opinion, I always had to fiddle with the hair tie dampeners I was using to get the best mute of all the strings and lifting it over the nut in a pinch to get the open strings back was always tricky for me,the hairtie would hang up on the locking nut, with this thing all you have to do is flip it up in one quick motion, much faster than trying to get a hair tie over the nut. Altho it does look kind of strange rolleyes.gif


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post Nov 24 2012, 06:48 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Nov 24 2012, 05:18 AM) *
It works very well in my opinion, I always had to fiddle with the hair tie dampeners I was using to get the best mute of all the strings and lifting it over the nut in a pinch to get the open strings back was always tricky for me,the hairtie would hang up on the locking nut, with this thing all you have to do is flip it up in one quick motion, much faster than trying to get a hair tie over the nut. Altho it does look kind of strange rolleyes.gif


Indeed - strange, but out of what you describe, it sounds pretty nice smile.gif


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post Nov 24 2012, 07:10 PM
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A $30 scrunchie?!!! ohmy.gif


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post Nov 26 2012, 12:49 AM
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Golden scrunchies! Sounds like a cereal commercial! laugh.gif


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post Nov 26 2012, 02:24 PM
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I'm sure the branded ones are really useful but I'm pretty happy using ordinary hair tie.

Once I stepped into a girl's shop and ask for hair tie with different colors. The female attendant ask if it was for my wife or daughter or girlfriend, I said it's for me (I was shaved bald at that time). She said "Sir you do realize you're bald right?". I said "Of course I'm bald! It's for my guitar". The attendant stared at me for five seconds and being a non guitar player she gave me a really long "riiiiiiiiiiiiiight, for the guitaaaaaaar. greeeeeaaaaaaat. Very good sir." biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Nov 26 2012, 12:49 AM) *
Golden scrunchies! Sounds like a cereal commercial! laugh.gif


They sound really delicious too! laugh.gif


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post Nov 27 2012, 12:04 AM
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QUOTE (Fayeed Tan @ Nov 26 2012, 01:24 PM) *
I'm sure the branded ones are really useful but I'm pretty happy using ordinary hair tie.

Once I stepped into a girl's shop and ask for hair tie with different colors. The female attendant ask if it was for my wife or daughter or girlfriend, I said it's for me (I was shaved bald at that time). She said "Sir you do realize you're bald right?". I said "Of course I'm bald! It's for my guitar". The attendant stared at me for five seconds and being a non guitar player she gave me a really long "riiiiiiiiiiiiiight, for the guitaaaaaaar. greeeeeaaaaaaat. Very good sir." biggrin.gif



biggrin.gif I LOVE confusion people too biggrin.gif


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