#4
Tune first then capo.

Think about it, trying to tune a guitar with a capo on...
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#5
Quote by pawnluv
Tune first then capo.

Think about it, trying to tune a guitar with a capo on...


It's very possible, as the capo simply acts as a replacement nut. It's just not all too wise.
#6
Well, tune the guitar first. Then put the capo on and TWEAK the tuning.

Every string doesn't necessarily change pitch uniformly when the capo is placed.

I have two 12 strings, and good luck if you expect them to still be in tune after you apply a capo. I just tune right through the capo, and they stay pretty well in tune for hours.

I know they've haven't changed much after a few days, so I don't even bother to tune without the capo.

The fact they're never tuned up to concert pitch, makes the capo mandatory.

I will say that a 6 string exhibits less of a tendency to go off pitch when capoed, than does a 12 string.
Last edited by Captaincranky at Feb 11, 2012,