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Capo Collections 2 Replies

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Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Rick Heenan Jan 16.

Capos on the headstock 13 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 Edward Sparks Jan 16.

Paige Capos, take the money and run 5 Replies

Saying I'm disappointed would be an understatement. After the glowing reviews of the Paige 12 string capo, I expected a superb product. That may have been true some years ago. It's not true now.As I…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by michael schwartz May 22, 2014.

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 Apr 17, 2014.

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Comment by Jon M. Allred on December 12, 2010 at 4:08pm

Come on, Edward, if you can pull it off you'll be a millionaire! We'll worship you! As for me, I've had no luck at it.Jon

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 11, 2010 at 3:09pm

Wait a dog-gone minute here...I have to be the one to figure out women!?!?!?!??!?!

I'll stick to figuring out world peace...or is that the same task?!?!?!?!?  Edward 

Comment by Christopher Cozad on December 11, 2010 at 11:43am

Nice card, JB. Thanks. Great pedalboard, by the way. Once Edward gets women figured out and the mechanical capo / pedal is available, we can start on a completely wireless guitar system.  ;~}

Comment by JB Maddox on December 11, 2010 at 9:18am

Here is a way to quickly figure out a Capo setting on stage.  I use this card with a Capo grid on the pedal board.  You can also make wallet size cards, etc.

Comment by Edward Sparks on October 12, 2010 at 3:14pm
Many I am sure!!! ;-)
Comment by Candace Chellew on October 12, 2010 at 2:53pm
Edward, How many great ideas have been scrapped because that was the first requirement!
Comment by Edward Sparks on October 12, 2010 at 2:33pm
Hey Christopher,
I'll get on that...your idea, my mechanics, we'll make a fortune...
However I can't get started on it until I figure out women!!! Edward
Comment by Christopher Cozad on October 12, 2010 at 1:48pm
Edward, if we could just get a footpedal / MIDI footswitch to control a mechanical capo...

I'd buy it!

;-)
Comment by Edward Sparks on October 12, 2010 at 12:23pm
I read excitedly about the Morpheus "auto capo" and thought, WOW this is great, I can change capo position with my FOOT! Then I realized that it wouldn't work for me because i am playing a fullsize acoustic and not in a stadium, so I am going to hear the guitar itself and also the "capoed" sound coming from the monitor. But I do see it as a great asset for solidbody electric players. They also make another box that works the other way...lowering the pitch by halfsteps...but same problem for me! Edward
Comment by Christopher Cozad on October 12, 2010 at 7:24am
I have always been intrigued by the ability to transpose guitar sounds electronically, and have experimented with cool tools such as the Morpheus, Line 6 Variax, Digitech Whammy, etc. As has been pointed out, these work much, much better with a guitar that has minimal acoustic properties. With an acoustic guitar, the dissonance produced can be unacceptable to your audience, not to mention extremely confusing to the player.

The Morpheus can 'drop' the pitch as much as 3 1/2 steps down. It is critical for the guitar to be perfectly in tune to begin with, as the pitch drop is exponential.

Regarding the moving of a capo, I have been practicing with the Glider lately. It is the most effective capo I have found for this purpose. It does require a combination of speed, timing, and accuracy, but those are all prerequisites for playing the guitar anyway, aren't they? ;~}

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