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Old 04-13-2010, 03:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yep.

Radial fretboards allow for easier barre chords among other ergonomic uses. Think action & force required to depress a string when your index finger doesn't actually fold flat.

Classical guitars can get away with using flat fretboards because they use nylon strings, which are under tremendously lower tensile loads. Still harder to use barre chords though.
I know that, but I'm talking about the capo.
I know my fretboard is flatter.
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the capo normally has a rubber piece that goes over the strings that would be able to accommodate varying degrees of flatness on the neck.

it really shouldn't be this complicated hahaha
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All I did once was get a piece of rubber, and taped it to some oversized wrench thing, was hard to move aroud but worked great. I wouldn't recommend it but hey, get creative.
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All I did once was get a piece of rubber, and taped it to some oversized wrench thing, was hard to move aroud but worked great. I wouldn't recommend it but hey, get creative.
hahaha reminds me of my first capo. a pencil and a boot lace hahaha
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the capo normally has a rubber piece that goes over the strings that would be able to accommodate varying degrees of flatness on the neck.

it really shouldn't be this complicated hahaha
That's exactly what I'm saying, though.
I'm just asking for a good capo.
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haha fair enough, like anything else you get what you pay for. if you want the cheap plastic deal held together with an elastic do it up, although odds are it won't last a substantial amount of time. just bring your guitar into the store and try out a few different models and see which works best for you.

also using the elastic based ones you'll likely need a supply of replacements in your case for when they start getting worn out and losing their tension.
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Wait, there is a capo that allows you to just stick it on without you having to tune it when decide to put on and take it off? Oh my, tell my what fancy capos you guys are using. Oh, and I'm using a capo with a slight curve for my tele and it seems like that's not enough of one, any suggestions?
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Wait, there is a capo that allows you to just stick it on without you having to tune it when decide to put on and take it off?
what?

i've seen some fancy capos that leave a space for some strings to simplify open tunings. is that what you mean?

normally it's just used to change the key of the instrument up from E.
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Nah, I mean when I stick my capo on I have to tune it as it causes some strings to go out of tune.
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I bought a cheap plastic capo for around $5 and it does the job. It looks something like this:



BUT then I lost it, and had to borrow one of a friend which looks like this:



It actually pins the strings down a lot better, but I think it would've been around $20-$30.

But like I said, the cheapo plastic one worked fine for me while I had it!
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