#1
What does putting the capo behind the nut mean? (in order to tune to a lower key)
Thanks for the feedback
#2
I've never heard of it before.

The only way to tune to a lower key is to release tension on the strings (de-tuning and a floyd rose are two exampls). A capo does not do this.
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#3
If you put a capo behind the nut it would raise the pitch because the capo would squeeze the strings.
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#4
Won't it break the strings?
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#5
Dunno, don't think it would break them- just never heard of anyone doing it before...
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#7
there was something in a thread about this, it was a joke. putting the capo up the fretboard increases pitch, so they said behind the nut will decrease pitch.
#8
Quote by robin142
there was something in a thread about this, it was a joke. putting the capo up the fretboard increases pitch, so they said behind the nut will decrease pitch.


Haha, too bad they never tried it out to see if they were right.
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#10
More than likely a joke, but I've also seen guitarists store their capo there. Just make sure the arm goes under the strings, not clamping them down. that way it's always handy when you need it. I hang mine from my guitar stand, just behind where the neck rests. To each his/her own I guess.