Thanks again guys. In particular, thanks a lot @Lorcan Ward for taking the time to compile a list of comprehensive examples. I'm definitely ok with dampeners; now I better understand how guys like Paul Wardingham have perfect sweeps and tapping arpeggios on their recordings. That being said, they're definitely incredibly skillful players, but it's nice to know that they're human. It'll help me get a better flow in my recording process to not do a trillion takes and sometimes punch in notes.