Originally Posted by Victory Pete
I believe the fact that "The string is still in contact under full tension with the nut along with your finger and string on the fret" has alot to do with the physics involved with sustain and tone.
Thanks for the question Mutt,
I think quite a few of us here would like to know more about the physics and acoustics of this and you seem to understand them quite well.
Can you explain how that might work? I can't really understand how something that is not vibrating independently can influence any of the harmonic overtones or higher partials that go into dictating the timbre of a strings sounding note?