Post by FloridaGull on Jan 31, 2020 14:04:56 GMT -5
I have been playing my Craviola all week in preparation of using it with the iRig microphone at the open mic on Monday night. As I was practicing, I noticed that when I fretted a C chord, the C on both of the strings was a bit sharp, enough to notice, and make it sound incorrect. I commonly tune all my 12-string guitars one full step down, and Capo at the second fret for normal, or standard, tuning. Thus, the C note was fretted at the 5th fret.
I put the guitar into standard tuning without a capo, and checked with my Snark when I fretted a C chord, and found it to be just a tiny smidge sharp, but not anywhere near the five or six yellow lines sharp that it was on the Snark when capoed at the second fret.
What does this mean? Do I have fret height or setup issues? It seems likely. Just wanted to get the consensus opinion from all you men and women. 🤔
The Shubb Capo Noir is the best 12 string capo I have tried, beating out Kyser, Paige and G7th, as well the sundry 6/12 capos from Grover, K&M and D'Addario. and is now my recommended capo for 12 string.
Remember to set it up as indicated in the directions inside the product card booklet in the package.
A capo will (almost) always make things a wee bit sharp, but usually to a negligible effect, but depending on the capo and how you place it, and how tight it's grabbing, it can get real noticeable real fast.
Have you tried this with multiple capos? Is the effect the same with all of them?
Also, where are you capoing? Right in the middle of the fret or on the fret wire itself or further back or closer to the fret but still within the fret? All these things have an effect and I'd test them all.
Also........there's never a bad time to buy a new capo!
So ya, no help here, just more questions and encouragement to spend more money. LOL!
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