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post Aug 29 2007, 06:40 AM
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Hey, here is a little thing im stealing from Adam Fulara, recently ive REALLY been practicing 8 finger tapping, mostly focusing on getting my picking hand stronger, and here is a simple dampening technique Fulara uses that works REALLY well, i have no unwanted string noise or feedback, just slip a dollar bill up to the first fret underneath your strings like so....




I use it alot, hope someone finds atleast a little useful smile.gif
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post Aug 29 2007, 06:47 AM
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would you say this is easier/better than tying a sock/cloth around the neck?
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post Aug 29 2007, 06:48 AM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Aug 29 2007, 05:47 AM) *
would you say this is easier/better than tying a sock/cloth around the neck?

Meeh, screw that, this looks cooler smile.gif biggrin.gif


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post Aug 29 2007, 08:04 AM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Aug 29 2007, 01:47 AM) *
would you say this is easier/better than tying a sock/cloth around the neck?


Yeah i would, just slip it under and tap away!!!
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post Aug 29 2007, 08:19 AM
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Uncreator - this is a great idea man. thanks!
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post Aug 29 2007, 08:42 AM
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It's definitely alot more convenient.


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post Aug 29 2007, 09:40 AM
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Yep pretty cool and it really works smile.gif Nice Ibanez by the way.


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post Aug 29 2007, 02:40 PM
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I agree, great idea Uncreator. If you're standing, would it be appropriate to tape it down to side of the neck or something?

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I just leave it how it is standing or not, you can turn it so it only covers the first fret and then wrap the dollar aound, but i find string noise escapes it that way, so i stick to the way i showed in the picture.
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post Aug 29 2007, 11:47 PM
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cool idea

what ibanez is that
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post Aug 30 2007, 01:04 AM
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QUOTE (Nick325 @ Aug 29 2007, 06:47 PM) *
cool idea

what ibanez is that


When you get rich and famous you use a $100 bill of course smile.gif


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Btw, isnt it best to learn how to mute with your hands instead?

Edit: If its even possible with 8 finger tapping? tongue.gif

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QUOTE (Robin @ Aug 29 2007, 08:19 PM) *
Btw, isnt it best to learn how to mute with your hands instead?

Edit: If its even possible with 8 finger tapping? tongue.gif



I was thinking the same thing sort of. Doesn't this do you a disservice by not revealing the flaws in your technique?

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QUOTE (Robin @ Aug 29 2007, 07:19 PM) *
Btw, isnt it best to learn how to mute with your hands instead?

Edit: If its even possible with 8 finger tapping? tongue.gif

Its possible.


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QUOTE (Robin @ Aug 29 2007, 08:19 PM) *
Btw, isnt it best to learn how to mute with your hands instead?

Edit: If its even possible with 8 finger tapping? tongue.gif



Actually this isnt for muting purposes really, this is so i could build strength and accuracy without annoying string noise, i used it for a week and half 2 hours everyday. And the last 3 days this week, i havent used since i got decent strength and accuracy, and i am practicing muting now as well.

This is like training wheels, it helps you get started, but after a week or two, i sgguest not using it.
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