UA-62480628-1

Jump to content


Photo

Fender Strat mod for fretless capo

Alternate Tunings Glass Capo

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 jahloon

jahloon

    Administrator

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7,162 posts

Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:40 PM

OK, for those who keep up-to-date with the main site, I published "Making a Glass Capo for a Fretless Guitar" and explained how it could only work if you replaced the original strings with a new set specifically designed to be flat to the glass capo.

 

I've since restrung the guitar and replaced the old nut with a bone nut. These smell really bad when you cut them with a Dremel and it took me a couple of hours to sand the nut and cut the slots.

 

However it works really well and you can read about the string gauges here:

http://www.unfretted...retless-guitar/

 

I've tuned the guitar to Open G7 tuning and this has been added to "Alternate Tunings for Fretless Guitar"

http://www.unfretted...retless-guitar/

 

 


Play the blues guitar with your soul, but play the fretless guitar with your spirit.
Author of the book "Fretless Guitar The Definitive Guide" fretlessguitar.co.uk

#2 les fret

les fret

    Unknown Gaggle

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 121 posts

Posted 07 November 2016 - 09:40 AM

ok Good stuff! what is the advantage of a glass capo over the 'normal' sliding capo? like this one for example: http://www.amazon.in...r/dp/B0002GODY6

Does it a have different sound? I use normal shubb capos (non sliding ones) on my fretless without problems.


gitaarles en basgitaarles in Weert
www.gitaarschoolweert.nl

#3 jahloon

jahloon

    Administrator

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 7,162 posts

Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:04 AM

Well the glass capo only works on a glass guitar, or a guitar with a flat fingerboard. But it does work well and slides really easily.

 

I had not seen the roller type before, might have to get one and investigate. Reviews range from very good to complaining it is difficult to move up and down the neck due to the spring tension. I guess some people have fat necks :)


Play the blues guitar with your soul, but play the fretless guitar with your spirit.
Author of the book "Fretless Guitar The Definitive Guide" fretlessguitar.co.uk





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Alternate Tunings, Glass Capo

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users