edit: one contributing factor that occurs to me is how much flesh of the finger you have on the fingerboard and therefore which finger you use.Tweet
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I think the finger pad has a useful damping effect. I put a sliver of leather in the E-string groove of the nut to slightly damp the ghastly open E..
Not to forget the "shape" and dynamics of he bow-stroke..
Of course, in fast playing, our notes are shorter than an quarter-second, but probably also shorter than our perception allows?