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Capo and Fretboard Radius 1 Reply

Moved this to a DiscussionMost 6 string acoustic guitars are 16" radius fretboards (both of my Seagulls certainly), while my Fender Hellcat 12 string has a 12" radius (more curve). My Epiphone…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Robert Williamson yesterday.

Capos on the headstock 10 Replies

I was involved in a jam the other day and when I put the tuner on my headstock, one of the other players said, "Jim, I hope you're not gonna leave that tuner on there." I agree with him.  I strongly…Continue

Started by Jim Yates. Last reply by Phil Manuel on Wednesday.

Up on 4 1 Reply

64 year old folksinger/songwriter commits YouTube :-)

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Robert Williamson on Monday.

Capo Confusion 16 Replies

I have a capo, and I've tried it out a few times, but I must be doing something wrong because the notes sound muddy and strange. My main question is, do you move the chords up the neck in relation to…Continue

Started by Rosemary j. Lambin. Last reply by Franklin G. Wanamaker Apr 21, 2013.

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Comment by Robert Williamson yesterday

i played my arrangement  of Phil's  As Warm as Tears on a lake in Algonquin park to an audience of Geese and Loons.

Comment by Rick Heenan yesterday

Phil Keaggy, damn good ain't he?  Vinyl tubing, who'd a thunk it!  Good idea.  Thanks Robert.

Comment by Robert Williamson yesterday

Experiment #3

Vinyl tubing on same old Dunlop

I slapped this on the 12 string at various frets and had positive pressure at every position..

I'd use this on stage in a pinch

Comment by Robert Williamson on Sunday

Anyone use this 12 string capo? Paige PC-12-2.250-R Clik capo. Any slippage in the "clik"?

Comment by Chris Banks on February 22, 2014 at 2:05pm

This one is in DADEAD with a white K-lever on +3.

Comment by Edward Sparks on June 17, 2013 at 8:21pm
I play here comes the sun that way...always a crowd pleaser at our shows!
Comment by George Quinn on June 17, 2013 at 5:09pm

Capo design has changed a bit through the years (along with my hair color and quantity) and the one I use now is the best so far, a Kyser. The trick is to get it close enough to the fret to deaden the strings but permit the fingers to navigate the new first fret without touching the capo. However, since I've been using jazz chords, I need the capo less and less(on the 2nd fret to play "I've Jut Seen A Face" and Michael Smith's "Crazy Mary" in the key of G...and on the 3rd fret to play Smith's "The Dutchman" which he plays in B-flat).  Harrison did a live version of "Here Comes The Sun" in which he capoed on the 7th fret and played in the key of D.  A very clean performance done unaccompanied with all the bells and whistles of the studio version.  What a great guitarist.

Comment by Jim Yates on June 16, 2013 at 11:28am

Thought you might enjoy this.  Tommy talks about learning Windy And Warm from Chet Atkins.  Chet recorded it in Cm and "Chet would never use a capo."

Comment by Edward Sparks on June 16, 2013 at 8:35am
I gotta try that... I love dropped D!
Comment by Jim Yates on June 16, 2013 at 8:21am

I meant, "all my chords that use the fretted sixth string are un-altered."


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