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#1 OFFLINE   Skylar_83_StulYurUsername

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:32 PM

I love playing guitar, and mostly playing adele. For someone like you, its capo on 2nd fret, my guitar dosent play nicely and clear with my capo, im wondering if i can tune my guitar a whole step up, and what are the string names tuned up?


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#2 OFFLINE   eddiez152

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:05 AM

What kind of Capo are you using and what kind of guitar are you using it on ? Check and see the condition of the rubber. Important, the shape of the capo must match the neck. They make capo that are straight and curved.
Position on behind the frets is important too. Start with the above first.

Also check the intonation of your guitar with a good tuner. If the intonation is out on the standard tuning, it will only get worse as you go up the neck because you are pulling the strings down farther thus out of tune.

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#3 OFFLINE   Kirk Lorange

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:18 AM

Like Eddie says ... try all that first.

Tuning up a whole tone might pull the action up a bit and make it harder to play, also the tension will be hard on the finger tips.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:34 AM

as eddie says check the intonation i had an acoustic that i lowered the saddle and nut on and it played like a dream without the capo but alot of the songs i play need a capo and from the second fret on it was horribly out of tune.If i was you id take it to a shop and get it setup right.
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#5 OFFLINE   mset3

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:02 AM


Tuning your guitar up a whole step (F# - B - E - A - C# - F#) will put more tension on the neck and make it harder to play. Take your guitar to a music store and try different capos. They will also be able to tell you, if it needs to be set up correctly.


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:30 PM

Everyones right tunning up puts more tension on the neck. You can allways transpose the song if its not in your vocal range.
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