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Capos?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by esetter, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. esetter

    esetter Friend of Leo's

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    This has been bothering me for a while, what's the deal with all of these electric guitar players who are using capos?
     
  2. TheletterJ

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    I have no clue. I play lead in my band, our singer/acoustic player uses a capo all the time but I've never found a need for one. I can understand if you're a singer or playing solo, but in a band?

    I guess if you're playing open string drones in a different key and don't want to switch guitars it would make sense.
     
  3. uriah1

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    In my electric band I use capo to offset and make more dynamics from other guitar player . Adds color IMHO .
     
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    Keef uses one. If you use open chords, especially to get specific voicings, they are useful for changing key. I use them on both acoustics and electrics.
     
  5. dsutton24

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    It bothers me that it bothers people how I play my guitar.
     
  6. Chritty

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    What about it bothers you? What do you feel is detrimental to their playing?
     
  7. Flaneur

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    like this guy?
     
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  8. Flaneur

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    or this one?
     
  9. Flaneur

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    Women are also culpable....
     
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  10. sean79

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    Is it okay for acoustic guitar players to use them? I really hadn't used one until a couple years ago (or so), but I use one pretty often these days. Besides making key changes pretty easy, it makes some of the "open" chords sound different - more chimey or old-timey or something. For some songs, it's really fitting. I've been playing mostly acoustic lately, but I imagine I'd use it with an electric - if I was going to do one of those songs.
     
  11. Flaneur

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    this is a bit extreme, I must say..... 10169351_1031916700168600_7178218104289556604_n.jpg
     
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  12. Paul G.

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    Judgemental much?

    Capos allow voicings and inversions that you can't use with bar chords. Clear, interesting ringing chords, hammers and rolls. Nice.

    If you were a musician you'd understand.

    Keep hammering your 2 notes on top of buzzy distortion and enjoy it.

    P.
     
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  13. surfoverb

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    yeah i never understood why capos are so hated on the internets. Make no sense whatsoever.
    I got in an interargument recently with a guy who blasted a guy because he used a capo on a Stones song.

    a stones song-one where keef uses a capo and without it it sounds wrong.

    Its like saying playing a guitar with a nut is WRONG!. Thats all a capo is, a nut that
    can be moved. So stupid lol

    i have a feeling these people dont know or understand what a capo is.
    Its like people who think playing slide is easier cuz its like playing with 1 finger.
     
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    When I am learning a song I almost always use a capo if that's how it was originally done. "Tumbling Dice" doesn't sound right if you don't tune Open G and use a capo 4th fret. "Here Comes the Sun" sounds great IF you capo at the 7th. Etc. I use a Shubb so I can adjust the tension so the strings don't press down all the way to the board and make sharp notes, and I always tune the guitar fresh after putting on the capo - never met a capo that kept all the strings perfectly in tune and on pitch when applied. Sometimes I'll capo a step or two down if it makes it easier for my voice if it's something like "Landslide"..
     
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    can you explain why its wrong to use a capo in a band? i dont get it.
     
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    what exactly is extreme about it?
     
  18. OlRedNeckHippy

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    Interesting how he's Capo 4 in every pic.
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  19. william tele

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    Hey, capo-ers gonna capo.
     
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    It lets people play cowboy chords in different keys.
     
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