The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28529   Message #355883
Posted By: Whistle Stop
12-Dec-00 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: Capo - what are the rules?
Subject: RE: Capo - what are the rules?
UB Ed, Mooh's advice is good; directly behind the fret is generally the best place to put the capo. Right on top of the fret isn't ideal, because it can muffle notes and/or cause buzzing. Too far behind the fret, and you'll bend some strings sharp, and possibly promote some buzzing that way as well. I would suggest that you try to keep about 1/8 inch of fretboard visible between the capo and the fret. If you're still having problems, it's either a problem with your guitar (neck out of adjustment, loose or uneven frets, etc.), or possibly that the curve of your capo doesn't match the curve of your fingerboard.