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Capo and Fretboard Radius

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 11 hours ago.

Capos on the headstock 8 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 Jim Yates yesterday.

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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 michael schwartz on March 22, 2013 at 5:21am

I use a Paige on my Martin J12-15 and love it. It takes a bit of setting up, but clear tone thru out. Admittly, others are easier for me.

Comment by kevin on March 21, 2013 at 3:31pm

ok, well my guitar was bought with quite a bit of mojo to it, but i will have to think on that.  thank you

Comment by Edward Sparks on March 21, 2013 at 3:27pm

Kevin, I use a Paige capo on my mandolin, but the guitar model I had has some unprotected edges thqat could scratch my guitar so I don't use it anymore.  

Comment by kevin on March 21, 2013 at 3:17pm

just for grins, im thinking of ordering this one:

keeping in mind i dont make a lot of money, do any of you think its worth spending the money on?  granted i would rather get an Elliott, because i think my guitar is worth it, but i just dont have the cash.  i would al;so like to try a Blue Chip & Red Bear pick too but same thing applies  :).

so--i beg the it worth a shot?

thank you

Comment by Edward Sparks on March 7, 2013 at 9:09pm

Kevin, I have been a dedicated Victor user since before Dunlop bought them and they are only other choice now is Shubb.  

Comment by kevin on March 7, 2013 at 8:23pm

well--this diehard Shubb user has done it; ive been using a Dunlop Victor capo for the last month & i gotta say i really like it.  it took some getting used to at first (but then so did my beloved Shubb), but since ive been using only the Victor, im quite used to it now.  its the heavy brass one.  it seems to fit the curve of my Guild's fretboard better, & i like being able to ajust the tension 'on the fly' as it were.  very impressed at this point.  i may order another one just to have the spare--like i do with my Shubbs.  the only other capo i have is the G7 which im not very impressed with & dont use much if at all.

Comment by SJ Hollman on February 27, 2013 at 7:12am

Thanks for the info - I'm going to make a list and share with the jam group so everyone has it!

Comment by Thom on February 25, 2013 at 5:57pm

Comment by Edward Sparks on February 25, 2013 at 4:24pm
HP that's a good way to describe it. Technically though each fret is a HALF step...2 frets then being a whole step, like your example, capo on second fret is one whole step up and therefore a C Chord becomes a D!
Comment by Hoosier Picker on February 25, 2013 at 1:39pm

If the capo is on the 3rd fret, you just go up 3 steps, or your D chord is 1. Eb to 2. E to 3. F.  . . so the D becomes an F.   If your capo is on the 2nd fret a D chord would be an E, and a G chord would be an A, and a C chord would be a D, all up 2 steps.   You basically go 1 step up the scale with each fret that you put the capo on.   If you capo the 5th fret, an A chord become a D chord.


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