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Gibsonís tone even sweeter with a capo?

#1 User is offline   jjrpilot 

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 06:43 PM

Iím just head over heals with my new J45! Classic Gibson tone but Iím wondering if Iím crazy...it seems like using a capo brings out even more character...anyone think the same?

Gosh I love this guitar!
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 08:29 PM

Didnít George Harrison play his Gibson far fretted up the neck on Here Comes the Sun? Sounded awesome!

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 11:32 PM

You are a little crazy now, jjrpilot - flying up'n'down the frets.

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:19 AM

View PostQuestionMark, on 11 April 2018 - 08:29 PM, said:

Didnít George Harrison play his Gibson far fretted up the neck on Here Comes the Sun? Sounded awesome!

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Yep. Seventh fret for Here Comes The Sun on his sunburst J200. Although in this photo he's capo'd at five.

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:34 AM

His wifeís feet must be freezing
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:20 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 12 April 2018 - 01:34 AM, said:

His wife's feet must be freezing

Guess good George got cold feet about presenting the rather simple For You Blue. .

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:23 AM

Different is always different.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:54 AM

There have been discussions about capo's enhancing guitar tone....

After initial scepticism I'm coming round to thinking that yes they can......[thumbup]

My premium Thalia capo, IMO partly due to it's heavy weight, does seem to improve sustain somewhat....

It is also very shiny and has a splendid abalone shell insert

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:11 AM

I don't use them as much as I use to. But, I agree they definitely change the tone.
For better or worse... is in the ears of the beholder.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 08:22 AM

yea, they do make a difference in many aspects..

As a solo acoustic performer, you almost can't "NOT" use a capo.

I use a few, Drop D, Short Cut, Double Drop D, along and in tandem with a standard capo.

Essential tools for me.
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Posted 12 April 2018 - 08:25 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 12 April 2018 - 01:34 AM, said:

His wife’s feet must be freezing

Yeah those, I will loosely call them boots, are pretty girly.

Don't forget to capo the 3rd fret for Long Long Long

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:14 AM

Oh, absolutely, check out Aaron Lewis playing his song Vicious Circles on his vintage '52 SJ capoed at the 5th


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