Originally Posted by tlm
The only think that is dead is the sound which is making you think there is a difference, but it is your imagination that makes you think it play differently.
It's not the sound. It's the FEEL. I can FEEL the difference between using a dampener and no dampener. I can put ear plugs into my ears and not hear a thing and I can still FEEL the difference due to the amount of vibration that is transmitted to my hand.