Does anybody use CAPO on your electric guitar?

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  1. mudfinger

    mudfinger Thanks for the memories. V.I.P. Member

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    I'll bet it's the added string tension that most Strats have compared to Gibsons, all else being equal.
     
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    Calen45, Welcome to MLP. :thumb: I've had pretty good luck with a Kyser quick change capo on electrics. I find them handy to use once in a while for keys that do not lend themselves well to open chords.

    My decrepit old brain doesn't transpose as fast as it used to, when you are live on stage with a singer that doesn't like to sing anything in its original key. :cool:
     
  3. Lampens

    Lampens Senior Member

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    These dudes always use capo's. :thumb:
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    Carl17 Senior Member

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    Tom DeLonge from Blink 182 uses a Capo sometimes on some songs.
     
  6. Eric Smith

    Eric Smith Senior Member

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    I only use one on my electric when I play a song that I use a capo on.
     
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    I only use a capo when trying to play Landslide.
     
  8. Neal

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    So far, I use a capo on only one song I play...The Stones Monkey Man
     
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    You can adj. the pressuer on the better capos.
     
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    I have one capo, and it sits atop the head stock of my acoustic. That's where it stays.
     
  11. itchybro

    itchybro Senior Member

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    Capo fret V. G, C, D, Em, and F shapes as I recall.

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    the other guitarist in my band uses a capo quite a lot, but as he tends to play in different open tunings, then it's a quick way to change the key/tuning
     
  13. Don Miller

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    Yeah, I do...the lead singer in my band will frequently decide to do a tune in B...or C#...and using the capo enables me to retain the chord voicings and fingerings etc, that often are crucial to the tune...we do alot of country or country influanced stuff, and in that style you are playing off of open strings...I play a b bender and one technique is to chime an open string then then engage or release the stringbender...

    I use a Kyser or a shubb...the kyser is easier to put on and remove...but 8it is hard to conrol the pressure...the shubb takes a bit more to put on but is less apt to pull the strings out of tune.
     
  14. Groove Toad

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    When playing Stones songs a capo can be very useful, especially if one is using Keith's five string open G tuning.

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    I use a capo fairly often when I'm playing at church... song keys are generally chosen for the benefit of the vocals, and I find that having a capo allows for greater freedom in choosing what chord voicings I want to use without having to think things through too much.
     
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    I use a Shubb deluxe with my strat. Reason being using open position fingerings in different keys. Yes, Jimmie Vaughan and Albert collins are major influences of mine.
     
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