tkoehler1 wrote:Hi, I went to look at your video, but it's not available any more. It's been a while since your post. I'd like to see your invention if you care to post it again.
Huh, I must have deleted it since nobody showed interest. I re-uploaded it and here's the link
It's not rocket science. I just use a piece of grout sponge, which is very soft, and insert it to damp the strings I am not using on a particular piece I'm playing. Sometimes sympathetic resonances work, sometimes they sound crappy. This gives you the choice to let them ring or not. With this method you can turn your 10-string into a 6-string. I am not using this tuning now, but it's 10= f, 9=low B, 8= low A, and 7= low C. If, for example, you're playing a piece that only uses one of the extra four strings, you can damp the three you're not using ... or two or one, whatever it may be.