#1
So I've been playing around with new tunings and my friend always leaves his acoustic guitar in D tuning and keeps the capo on the 2nd fret so that it is in E and he doesnt have to tune down to D. I found this helpful when we played a gig and didnt need to tune. Now I leave one electric in C tuning with the capo on the 4th just to play with different tunings. Now I was wondering if there was some sort of capo out there that could hold down only the bottom 5 strings so that I can play in drop tunings without tuning also. I just though it would be cool if a capo like that existed. Anyone know of one that could do that?
#2
i'm like....98% positive i've seen a drop string capo before, and it is made to do just that, cover all but the low string, i don't know for sure though. i know that there are partial capos but they are made to cover the bottom strings and leave the top 3 or 4 open.
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You could use the same capo but upside down.

It slips and bends the strings so that it sounds of pitch and eventually falls off .-.
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i'm like....98% positive i've seen a drop string capo before, and it is made to do just that, cover all but the low string, i don't know for sure though. i know that there are partial capos but they are made to cover the bottom strings and leave the top 3 or 4 open.

Alright thanks! Do you know of any that can cover a select amount of strings? You know, like an instant DADGAD sort of thing?
#7
You can, but unless you actually tune the string you only get access to the notes, not the shapes.
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You can, but unless you actually tune the string you only get access to the notes, not the shapes.

Right... Just realized that... Unless... I get like 3 more capos
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Yeah! I saw that on amazon but had mostly bad reviews such as the intonation being off and things like that...


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#12
if you just need a drop tuning you can cut the rubber pad off any capo so it doesn't hit the bottom string
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#13
Quote by xXusaspartansXx
Yeah! I saw that on amazon but had mostly bad reviews such as the intonation being off and things like that...


its impossible for a guitar to ever have perfect intonation. its just the nature of how a guitar is made. the only way to get perfect intonation is to have the frets different distances for each string (steve vai has this on some of his guitars)

but for a capo that u can make a ton of different tunings with, that would be your best bet.