#1
Does anyone use a capo on their bass??

Thought it might be a nice way to freshen things up, any experiences??
#2
Unless your playing chords or some weird open string thing, It'd be kinda pointless, But I've seen people doing it.
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does anyone know if you just use a guitar one or are there special bass capos?
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Unless your playing chords or some weird open string thing, It'd be kinda pointless, But I've seen people doing it.

So do you also find it pointless to use a capo on guitar?

I think it is extremely valid if you're going to a higher (relatively) key and the song depends on a lot of open dronings. Say you're playing in F# and you do not have a five string and you need to also reach a lot of "past 12" notes. If the song relies on the fact that you can both drone that low F# and play a melody line up there, then how are you going to do it? (Even yet, if a five string was involved, I wonder which type would be more at ease)

Not write like that? Sure, simple solution. Create a node down there for F#? Seems better to me
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#5
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does anyone know if you just use a guitar one or are there special bass capos?

I dont know if they make special ones, but you could always use a rubber-band and a pencil.
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I think it is extremely valid if you're going to a higher (relatively) key and the song depends on a lot of open dronings. Say you're playing in F# and you do not have a five string and you need to also reach a lot of "past 12" notes. If the song relies on the fact that you can both drone that low F# and play a melody line up there, then how are you going to do it? (Even yet, if a five string was involved, I wonder which type would be more at ease)


So basically, You'd have the capo on the second fret, chugging an F# while playing a bunch of stuff up high, so... You'd be playing open notes, Which is exactly what I said....
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I dont know if they make special ones, but you could always use a rubber-band and a pencil.


I'm drawing a mental blank when trying to visualise how I could do that
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wow, nice I hadn't even thought of making my own. Thanks

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I still haven't found a use for it on guitar, so, no.


I like to switch quickly between C# and D standard
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I dont know if they make special ones, but you could always use a rubber-band and a pencil.


So basically, You'd have the capo on the second fret, chugging an F# while playing a bunch of stuff up high, so... You'd be playing open notes, Which is exactly what I said....

Oh, I can't read... Anyway, even if it were in a relative box, I'd still want to Capo because of my weak fingers
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#12
i occasionally pop my Stratocaster's capo on my bass, but not for long periods of tiem because i don't want it to mold to the shape of bass strings then be useless for guitar, y'know?
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#14
Mark Hoppus used one live to play "I Miss You" at Pepsi Smash:P I personally don't use one but :P
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#16
I hate retuning while playing. A capo solves the half step to standard tuning thing real quick. I play with a guy that sings a half step down and a girl that sings at standard. It's either retune, swap instruments, or use a capo. I'm lazy.
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I still haven't found a use for it on guitar, so, no.


It's for inversatile singers you silly nilly...but really truth be told I don't use them but if you've got an inversatile singer then I suppose I could see it's usefulness...though I have an inversatile singer and still don't use one. To each his own my children
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I hate retuning while playing. A capo solves the half step to standard tuning thing real quick. I play with a guy that sings a half step down and a girl that sings at standard. It's either retune, swap instruments, or use a capo. I'm lazy.

Lazy? or GENIUS, my friend.
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#23
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Never found anything on bass with one that I couldnt play without one


this makes no sense
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#24
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I hate retuning while playing. A capo solves the half step to standard tuning thing real quick. I play with a guy that sings a half step down and a girl that sings at standard. It's either retune, swap instruments, or use a capo. I'm lazy.


I own a capo and this is the main reason I use it. Except my guitarist likes to play Hendrix songs in drop tuning so if I don't want to switch basses, this is a god send.

I use a standard guitar capo on my Ibanez and it works rather well.
#25
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this makes no sense


How doesnt it? The only 3 songs Ive ever even see call for a bass capo could easily be played with no capo
#26
I love using a capo. I;ve got a few tapping pieces high up on the fretboard, so I shove a capo across the A, D and G strings at a fret relevant to the key I'm playing in (let's say, 9th fret) and leave the E and B strings open. On the capo'd strings, I can then pull off to the capo'd note, taking one job away from my fingers to concentrate on other things in the song.
#27
Hi, I am relatively new to serious bass playing in our praise band for church, and we would like to sound like the original song as much as we can. I have learned and practiced ( some complicated fingering) of different songs in the key that they were made in, and I have the problem of playing them in the changed key that the praise band is playing it in, I used the capo to take me up to that key so I don't have to do the math in my head as I play. It's all about making a beautiful noise.