#1
I don't think it's the distance between the frets that makes it easier to play with a cappo. I think the greater tension makes it more snappy.

Doesn't anyone know why guitars are easier when capped? Or maybe they're not for you?

EDIT: Ridiculous question, but is there anyway to make guitar strings feel as if they're more rigid like they are when capped?

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#2
It is the distance between the frets that make it easier to play...
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#5
but putting on a capo doenst increase the tension or it shouldnt unless your strings are too high
besides the distance of the frets the string also get closer to the fretboard since the capo makes whatever fret you put it on the nut which is closer to the board unless you have some crazy new type of guitar which im not familiar with
#6
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but putting on a capo doenst increase the tension or it shouldnt unless your strings are too high besides the distance of the frets the string also get closer to the fretboard since the capo makes whatever fret you put it on the nut which is closer to the board unless you have some crazy new type of guitar which im not familiar with


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i actually had this separated into different point by lines but when i posted it got squished together
#8
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EDIT: Ridiculous question, but is there anyway to make guitar strings feel as if they're more rigid like they are when capped?

higher gauged strings.
#9
If your action is too high at the nut, then applying a capo properly will make the guitar considerably easier to play; in effect it lowers the action and the capo-ed fret becomes a "zero fret".
The slightly-closer distance between the higher frets helps as well, of course, but that shouldn't be a big consideration unless you're using chords or reaches that are very difficult.
#10
Capo has its uses, but it is not a solution for you, sounds to me that your guitar could benefit from proper set up. I use capo when the song requires it, or just to play in different key. But it does eat away at the sound, and you lose that fretboard space.
#11
A capo brings the strings lower the fretboard, thus lowering the action, making playing easier. For most people, lower action makes playing easier. And to make the strings feel like they are when they're capoed....get your action lowered, and some other things properly set. not a real difficult process.
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