Gruvgear Fretwraps SM 3 Pack

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Professional String Stopper/ Damper Set

  • Set of 3 pieces
  • FretWrap helps to effectively dampen overtones, resonating open strings and sympathetic resonances during recordings and live performances
  • With the adjustable band you can finely vary the pressure and thus the dampening of the strings.
  • Can be parked on the headstock if not needed
  • Special tools or modifications of the guitar are not required
  • Size: Small - fits on 4- to 5-string basses, 6-string electric and steel string guitars
available since April 2013
Item number 313699
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Cool little helper
Anonymous 23.08.2016
To be brutally honest, I wanted these things at first because I thought they looked cool. For recording purposes you could always use a sock or a scrunchie, right? However, after I started using the fretwraps I started to notice a difference while playing. I rarely use them to dampen the strings when playing tapping or things like that (because I rarely do it). 98% of the time it sits above the nut - and that is where I need it.
When I don't have a fret wrap on and play riffs where a lot of muting is required, I can ALWAYS here the bit of strings between the tuners and the nut ringing now due to sympathetic resonance, which I didn't even notice before. The fretwraps clamp down on this phenomenon
So be warned, after you use these things, you'll proably end up needing them afterwards.
The over all quality of the fret wraps is OK, I notice bits of string (from the fretwraps) coming off now and then, when pushing it over the nut. Considering the price though, I think that kind of wear is acceptable. I've never worn one of these things out and I have the feeling they'll keep for quite a while.
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Cheap, very functional
Anonymous 31.12.2016
I wanted something which looked a little bit better than the tried-and-trusted hairtie method to stop ringing sounds on my guitars and bass. The fretwraps are perfect, though I do have some concerns.
The quality of the padding isn't fantastic, I can feel already that it may break down over time and I don't imagine I'll be able to use these after a few years if I keep adjusting them. The sizing guide on the gruvgear website could do with being updated as these definitely won't fit SOME five-string basses (I play Ibanez BTB's with wide spacing)
Already, some of the threads have come away from all three in the pack.
Finally, the velcro is very poor and doesn't provide enough hold to keep the fretwrap in place, especially if using it as a mute over the fingerboard (instead of behind the nut)

With all that said, they are very cheap and extremely useful. I would buy them again, but I would pay attention to the sizing differences a bit more.
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Good - and bad
Anonymous 18.08.2014
These fretwraps work mainly as they should. Easy to attach and dampening the strings quite well. The only thing is that the plastic rectangular bit has a tendency to turn 90 degrees which is quite disturbing. Sure it works anyway but in that case - just put a ring there instead of the thing currently attached.

Apart from that (which is just a visual flaw) they work great. Easy to move upp over the nut when you're not using it and easy to move back down and tighten if needed. Works as intended - a no brainer to have in your case.
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kp1349kp 25.09.2015
Great for cutting out unwanted ring from the head stock or bridge or on the fret board for tapping or to kill all the ring and string noise for recording to get really clean takes.
I think I should have gone for a larger size because the plastic ring tends to turn when tightened which happens on all my guitars even with smaller necks, still it works perfectly!!!
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