The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31768   Message #414476
Posted By: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
10-Mar-01 - 12:15 AM
Thread Name: Tell me about capos
Subject: RE: Help: Tell me about capos
Spaw is right. But you not only lose the effect of the nut on open strings, the action of the guitar is slso lowered (like replacing the nut by a nut the height of a fret) and this takes away some brilliance from the instrument.

I sometimes use a capo just to lower the action and tension when I accompany myself singing. I tune down a tone and capo the second fret. Since I tend to sing softly (shy, yaknow) and play loud, this helps keep my voice from being drown out.

Murray