The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89847   Message #1698462
Posted By: Strollin' Johnny
20-Mar-06 - 06:53 AM
Thread Name: Keeping my Martin in tune
Subject: RE: Keeping my Martin in tune
I'm with you Tom. Bad capo-technique is one of the main causes of guitars going out of tune - like others have said on here, get it VERY close up behind the fret (or even right on it), and have only the lightest tension necessary to eliminate string-buzz - gently does it! I cringe when I see guys put on their Shubb with a loud 'clunk' halfway between the frets (or even just ahead of the fret below - AAAAAGGGHHHH!) and then wiggle it around in an attempt to get things back in tune! :-)