What About Capo's

I just checked my neck relief using a capo. It was slightly easier, but really it’s not very hard without one.

Tuning down and pretending to have a short scale with one seems like a lot more fun though, might try that later.

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The relation is in the whole sentence, not in those 3 words :slight_smile:

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It has a completely different sound.
I usually don’t play with a pick tho

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Due to the styles I like over time I just started using one more and more. I still play fingerstyle to not get too rusty but mostly I am picking these days.

I kind of gave up on slap, not so much because it is hard (it is), but it doesn’t work into the styles I want to play so much. Love some slap artists though, especially Kiyoshi.

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I really like slap too!
I’m practicing from time to time but it’s a bit out of my reach atm :stuck_out_tongue:

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Much like what you saw with capos and picks, I’ve seen a weird stigma about slap online sometimes too. Like, often when someone demos basses or pedals in a video and doesn’t slap, people thank them for not slapping. It’s weird.

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hahaha
There are a lot of people out there!

I also saw a few internet-personas referring to taping as ‘the ultimate technique’

As I said, to each their own.

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Playing with a pick or slapping, those are techniques that lend themselves to specific songs or genres, but playing bass with a capo? That’s just plain weird.

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Not if you’re playing chords :slight_smile:

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Why do you need a capo to play chords?

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You don’t always, but it can make playing some chords easier.

In short, it makes key changes with chord work easier.

There’s only one song I play with chords on bass, and it pretty much sticks to two/three string power chords so I don’t really have a use for this, but some people do.

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I actually plan to use a capo with my Grabber : the idea is to do a proper setup for Drop-C# (C# G# C# F#) with bigger strings than what I use on Greenie.

… but I don’t always play in Drop-C# …

with a capo on the first fret, I would be able to go back to Drop-D and standard tuning in one second, and get a medium-scale for this. I calculated that it would bring the scale length to 32.55" with the capo.

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