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    Very hard to play flat keys like Eb, Ab and Db open however- that's where a lot of guitar players wither.

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    I'm not a fan of playing in those keys--but I can do it...

    without a capo.
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    Try playing with horns and NOT playing in those keys!

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    I know--someone needs to invent a horn that can change to guitar friendly keys...
    (Or if they exist--use them)
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    I've got a capo question.

    I've owned three different ones over the years...a spring handle capo, a thumbscrew unit, or most recently an elastic one. The elastic one's finally failed....It just so old and frail that the elastic was failing, so I cinched it up a little tighter and it's ripping apart. I probably want another capo to replace it. It's not a priority and I'm not interested in spending huge money.

    The one thing I've experienced in all the past ones is having to modify the bar to match anything other than a flat radius. I'd like to avoid that if possible. Any recommendations?
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    Since we don't seem to be big capo users (Or are non users)--I wonder if anyone will have a suggestion for you...
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    I would have thought almost everybody would have one....If not for playing, to use as a tool when doing guitar work. No big deal - I don't need one right now, but I know there'll be a time.... I've found that if I have to unbolt a neck without unstringing, it's a good way to keep the strings indexed at the first or second fret.
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    I've never owned one
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    I've got a capo question.

    I've owned three different ones over the years...a spring handle capo, a thumbscrew unit, or most recently an elastic one. The elastic one's finally failed....It just so old and frail that the elastic was failing, so I cinched it up a little tighter and it's ripping apart. I probably want another capo to replace it. It's not a priority and I'm not interested in spending huge money.

    The one thing I've experienced in all the past ones is having to modify the bar to match anything other than a flat radius. I'd like to avoid that if possible. Any recommendations?
    Doesn't a spring unit work on non-flat radius necks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Doesn't a spring unit work on non-flat radius necks?
    Since most modern guitars have non flat radius necks--once would think so (& hope so).
    Classical guitars & some other more specialized guitars will have a flat radius (Or nearly flat)
    WOuld these be absolutely flat or just a very close (like a large radius)
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