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Unread 12-29-2005, 02:02 PM   #1
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Capo for electric?

does it sound good? i thought about doing it for better solos and stuff.

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Unread 12-29-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
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does it sound good? i thought about doing it for better solos and stuff.
sounds fine, no different from acoustic, i mean of course they sound different, but its just the same. Try it out.
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it's actually a cool tool for solos...it changes the locations of drone strings if you are using them.
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does it sound good? i thought about doing it for better solos and stuff.
BARRE CHORDS!!! BARRE CHORDS!!!!

BARRE CHORDERS UNITE!!!!
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Unread 12-29-2005, 03:12 PM   #5
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i have seen a guy do it extensively in concert. it sounds like a capoed guitar. he did it for playing rhythm stuff.
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Capo(e)s are evil. They will kill you and your guitar.
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not if you tame and break them properly. mine is even house-trained.
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I have started to transpose all the music I play at church (when playing rythm) to no capo. It is a handy tool but can be severly overused and sometimes is very bad.
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I use a capo on a couple of songs I've written on my electric guitar. Works out pretty well, though I need to retune sometimes.

And Barre-Chords don't work in many situations Chesh, especially mine, where I want my other four fingers for lead lines on top of chords.
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And Barre-Chords don't work in many situations Chesh, especially mine, where I want my other four fingers for lead lines on top of chords.
How so?
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Unread 12-29-2005, 08:42 PM   #11
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it's just another tool. it works fine for electric. i had one on my 5th fret earlier playing just the high 4 strings mostly. that's basically low g ukulele tuning, which i'm familiar with, so i know the chords for that position. it offers a different sound. variety is good.
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If you use it on an electric, you will die.
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yeah if i die ill go to heaven. what about you. why do you say ill die?
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Capos are fine on electrics. It's absolutly no different from acoustics other than the fact that you're plugged in.
Go for it, have fun.
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Capos are fine on electrics. It's absolutly no different from acoustics other than the fact that you're plugged in.
Go for it, have fun.
A lot of times electric strings will be lighter and that can cause tuning problems. I only recommend adjustable capos for electrics as to get the perfect tension right so that it will not go out of tune. Although I go against my own recommendations and use a Kyser.
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