Maybe you need to add a double top Dresden to your collection
. The response is unreal on it. That would be great to start talking about dampening. I learned quite a bit about it this weekend through experimentation and really requires you to play through pieces glacially slow. I've been putting together exercises on dampening with both slow and fast ascending bass lines.
I'm essentially replanting on the previous bass note when moving slower and trying to use the flat edge of my thumb to dampen 3+ strings. Another technique that I used a fair bit on 6 strings was to dampen 2 strings by placing my thumb in between them. Other dampening that I've been using is prepared planting with the right hand fingers and muting strings with the left hand. I also, dampen bass notes sometimes on the last 16th of a beat prior to a next note particularly if there are several strings between notes.
I've played the guitar for about 20 to 25 hours since Friday. This dresden has a darker, rounder tone likely on account of the cedar outer layer and double top which also seems to give notes a stronger fundamental. Alain, do you use the strings that Michael orders from Boston catlines or have you moved to something else? I find some of the treble strings to be a bit too thin in diameter at times.