That second one is the way I like to do them........looks pretty good when done too.
X2 I now use this method myself and feel the whiskers do a great job. Way cheaper than leaches or any of the other string silencing products too. I used leaches all the time b4 I listened to the guys on this forum. Whiskers all the way now.
Chasman, 2010 Martin Bengal 60#,Parker Phoenix 60#, Parker Hornet 70#. Hutch-n-Son strings.'Makes a lot of sense if you don't think about it!