Greg Howe does it. Andy James, Loomis, a lot of dudes are using the goddamn hair tie during solos. What happens when they kick back into the rhythm? And now I see dudes who are dampening behind the nut to stop the notes from sustaining. I can see that being useful for tight meshuggah style rhythms, but the hair tie during solos has me fucking baffled. Back in the day I would have laughed at that shit. So, it's cool now? I'm outta the loop, please help.