Posted by Dough on September 07, 2000 at 16:01:20:
In Reply to: Buddha Rope posted by Bluefly on September 07, 2000 at 03:14:53:
The Buddha Rope is a string-dampening practice aid that serves as an accelerated technique builder for both bass and guitar players. This "magic" rope, which is a meticulous reproduction of the Buddha's original design, can be placed under the strings, either at the end of the neck near the pick-ups for right-hand exercises or in the middle of the neck for left-hand exercises.The Buddha Rope works in two primary applications:
1) By muting the strings near the pick up, The Buddha Rope isolates the picking/thumping fingering technique, developing greater speed, accuracy and articulation with the right hand.
2) When placed further up the neck, it raises the action on the strings, making it more difficult to press the strings down, which in turn develops strength and speed in the left hand. (Think of it as a similar concept to a "donut" on a baseball bat. When you remove the donut - Presto! - the bat feels lighter.
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