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Old 06-13-2012, 12:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A capo will allow you to alter your sound to suit an arrangement better. You can transpose up a key so you can play something correctly if the original artist used a capo.

You can clamp a few strings and change a tuning completely without tuning up or tuning down.

A capo allows you to play with less tension so if barre chords are messing you up, a capo will alleviate some of that tension.

You can also get a spider capo which is what I have. It is a series of levers that clamp down individual strings. So if I want the second fret of the D, G, and A strings fretted, I just have to flip the switches.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Capos will do no damage to your guitar's neck or strings and 7's or lighter will snap pretty easily I would have thoughy. 9's are a better compromise of lightness against tone. Shubb capos are pretty good by the way, for about 20. Dont go for a cheap one as they dont stay in tune.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You can clamp a few strings and change a tuning completely without tuning up or tuning down.
i only find it useful when i need to go from Open G to Open A

otherwise, i usually fuck around with it, in weird tunings as Freebase does

like a CCCDEE, with a capo on the 7th fret
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i only find it useful when i need to go from Open G to Open A

otherwise, i usually fuck around with it, in weird tunings as Freebase does

like a CCCDEE, with a capo on the 7th fret
I taught Freebase how to be awesome at guitar.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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or just fuck that

ever tried a CCCCCC with a capo on the 11th?
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or just fuck that

ever tried a CCCCCC with a capo on the 11th?
Why wouldn't you just tune all the strings to B instead?
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or just fuck that

ever tried a CCCCCC with a capo on the 11th?
I usually stick with semi-well known but seldom used tunings.

DADFAC#
FACGCE
CACGCE
DADEAD

Things like that. I don't really mess with those really off the wall tunings like DDDDDD FGBBCDD or whatever.

I didn't really teach Freebase how to be awesome at guitar. We used to jam together and it was probably the most innovative period out of the entire time I've played guitar.
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Why wouldn't you just tune all the strings to B instead?
different intonation and string tension
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1. Why are you playing with 7's??

2. A Capo is 20 bucks who cares.....just buy one if you dont use it then dont use it.
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1. Why are you playing with 7's??

2. A Capo is 20 bucks who cares.....just buy one if you dont use it then dont use it.
only about 8 bucks here

either Korean or Chinese-made, though

you could get the elastic one as well, that one's just under 2 bucks
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