Do you use a dampener or not? It’s a personal taste thing. But what does the dampener do? Here’s a new vlog about this topic.
I have always been a dampener guy, because, with certain strings, I don’t enjoy the sound of playing without it. I prefer the “TWHOCK” over the “PIIIING”. But that’s mainly what it is, the dampener affects the sounds more than anything else and is not supposed to save you from harmful vibrations.
More on the topic in the video below: