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Old 12-28-2017, 02:55 PM   #1
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I've tried women's hair scrunchies, rubber bands, shoe laces, and dental floss to dampen guitar strings. I received an email from GC that I earned $20 in Guitar Center Bucks (apparently from buying a Keeley Compressor in one of their stores, and/or including the used CV Strat from a GC online).

Anyway, I've always wanted to buy these, but kinda resented the cost. I was thinking I could make one for a coupla bucks with velcro or something. Now I don't have to.

I got these: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gruv-Gea...77529979124.gc I still had to pay $5 shipping, but that's better than the $12 I've seen, for only one.

Anybody use fret wraps?
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:13 PM   #2
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My wife's scrunchies are still working for me. Wife would probably smack me when she finds out why they're lost and where they are going.

Well, I use some for my man bun too.

If given the opportunity like yours, I would grab and try 'em out!

What are the different sizes for?
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Well, I use some for my man bun too.

If given the opportunity like yours, I would grab and try 'em out!

What are the different sizes for?
You have a man bun? You're too old for that stuff, grandpa!

S=6 strings.

M=7 strings and basses

L=something like 6 string basses or something like that.

Most that I've looked at, cost about $12 for one. I'm getting 3 for free. I didn't even know I was collecting "Guitar Center Bucks," and I normally don't look at my GC email. And this was literally the next piece of guitar gear I was going to get.

Didn't you say your wife has a sewing machine? All you need is some velcro, some cloth, and I imagined wrapping something soft inside the material.
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You have a man bun? You're too old for that stuff, grandpa!

S=6 strings.

M=7 strings and basses

L=something like 6 string basses or something like that.

Most that I've looked at, cost about $12 for one. I'm getting 3 for free. I didn't even know I was collecting "Guitar Center Bucks," and I normally don't look at my GC email. And this was literally the next piece of guitar gear I was going to get.

Didn't you say your wife has a sewing machine? All you need is some velcro, some cloth, and I imagined wrapping something soft inside the material.
Now I see why he was so defensive about the man bun. No Tele player wears a man bun and eats cookies all day!

Im telling you, if he keeps this up he will be re-arranging that music room in no time at all.
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Now I see why he was so defensive about the man bun. No Tele player wears a man bun and eats cookies all day!

Im telling you, if he keeps this up he will be re-arranging that music room in no time at all.
I wanna see a pic of the man bun. My son has had one for over a year, but he's now letting it grow out.

I thought it was the sewing room?
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I wanna see a pic of the man bun. My son has had one for over a year, but he's now letting it grow out.

I thought it was the sewing room?
Well, mine is not much. Still working on it...


I do it because it is easy to maintain and is economical. I don't go to the barber anymore. I just shave the sides and back with a #1 and I'm done.

It's not a music nor a sewing room anymore. We are calling it a "recreation room"... whatever... I don't care anymore. I told her I was keeping my stuff in a closet coz I can fit everything in there with a table for my DAW and she can have the room. It didn't come up to that. Long story.

Hmmm... that would be a project I can have the wife busy on! Thanks for the idea! Now... I have to look for a template or instructions... maybe pinterest...
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I've been using those same velcro straps for computer cables, power cords, and microphone/speaker cables for years---the last pack of 10 that I bought was 2 bucks at the flea market!
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I looked at those and immediately thought of PT Barnum.
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They really serve a purpose. String tappers in particular used women's hair scrunchies to stop string rattle. The action on some of my guitars is really high, and I can have string rattle when I'm playing single lines. They're great at cutting down the noise. It also beats tying and untying shoe laces and whatnot.

Or, were you talking about LLB's man bun?
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They really serve a purpose. String tappers in particular used women's hair scrunchies to stop string rattle. The action on some of my guitars is really high, and I can have string rattle when I'm playing single lines. They're great at cutting down the noise. It also beats tying and untying shoe laces and whatnot.

Or, were you talking about LLB's man bun?
No, I wasn't referring to LLB's man bun, I'm keeping my opinion of those to myself. I appreciate the function, but it looks like an expensive fix to me. For cable ties and the like, I buy velcro strip and stick it back-to-back.
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