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Hi,

 

I´m about to get me a JTV-59 as I´m sick and tired to carry & tune 5 different guitars on gigs or rehearsal...

 

(6 & 12 string Acu, Standard, Eb & openG Electrics)

 

I found nearly everything I needed to know in the forum, there´s just one topic left where I´m a bit unsure:

 

There are a few songs where I need an Eb tuning >BUT< put a Capo on to get into more comfortable fret-regions,

(like for example "Still haven´t found what I´m looking for"....)

 

Is it possible to combine the Eb tuning with vCapo on Fret 2 for example ?

 

Today I have to carry a tuned guitar for that few songs which I could drop as well then....

 

(I´m aware on the drop of dynamics due to modelling, tried it out already in the shop, but I happily will trade that in for way less volume/effort in transport & handling)

 

tnx

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If you want a capo for "more comfortable fret-regions" it sounds like you want to use a real capo.  Otherwise, just set alt tuning to what you want to play on the fretboard where you want.

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Hi,

 

I´m about to get me a JTV-59 as I´m sick and tired to carry & tune 5 different guitars on gigs or rehearsal...

 

(6 & 12 string Acu, Standard, Eb & openG Electrics)

 

I found nearly everything I needed to know in the forum, there´s just one topic left where I´m a bit unsure:

 

There are a few songs where I need an Eb tuning >BUT< put a Capo on to get into more comfortable fret-regions,

(like for example "Still haven´t found what I´m looking for"....)

 

Is it possible to combine the Eb tuning with vCapo on Fret 2 for example ?

 

Today I have to carry a tuned guitar for that few songs which I could drop as well then....

 

(I´m aware on the drop of dynamics due to modelling, tried it out already in the shop, but I happily will trade that in for way less volume/effort in transport & handling)

 

tnx

 

I'm not sure I understand what you mean/need, but it you're going 1/2 step down from standard tuning to Eb, and then vCapo 2 frets up (1 step up)? That ends up just being the same as going 1 fret up (1/2 step up) from standard tuning, right? Then why go to Eb at all? Just use vCapo 1 fret up or a real capo on 1st fret!

 

My first JTV was a 59 and I loved it! Traded it for a 69 just for the looks...I'm more of a strat guy than LP

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If you want a capo for "more comfortable fret-regions" it sounds like you want to use a real capo.  Otherwise, just set alt tuning to what you want to play on the fretboard where you want.

 

Thats it ;) Exactly, as crossing 3 or even 4 frets @lower end can be pretty hard I move it a bit up for easier playing...   :rolleyes:

 

"Otherwise, just set alt tuning to what you want to play on the fretboard where you want."

Sounds good, I´ll try it out, tnx for the hint

 

cheers

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