allan_evett Posted September 26, 2016 Share Posted September 26, 2016 So how many of you currently work with, or have worked with an electric guitarist who uses a capo frequently on a gig ? Are they able to keep their guitar in tune - both with itself and the rest of the band ? The two bands I play with have electric players who capo frequently throughout the night. And almost always the guitars drift significantly. And my stage piano - at A440 - ends up sounding a badly tuned saloon piano... Weird, in that I'd experienced capo used on electric guitar once or twice in the past twenty years, yet now it's a weekly thing.. I did a little research, and apparently it is acceptable to use capo on an electric; some well-known players have used the technique very effectively. But there are a lot of caveats for guitar setup prior to using a capo; and I suspect that's where the problem is in my situation. So who else has run into problems with this ? And if you're also a guitarist, do you capo electric guitar effectively - or do you just avoid it ? I barely play guitar, BTW.. 'Someday, we'll look back on these days and laugh; likely a maniacal laugh from our padded cells, but a laugh nonetheless' - Mr. Boffo. We need a barfing cat emoticon! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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