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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    I can safely say I've never used a capo on a jazz tune... :-)

    No law against it, though
    Me neither...until recently. But it's one of those things you'd only do with certain songs. At least for me. But, yeah, a capo is not something you see used in jazz. You see it occasionally in blues though. Albert Collins and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown come to mind. And maybe some acoustic blues players.

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    Oh, blues too, that's okay. I don't know many players who do it, though. Not with electric guitars anyway.

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    I thought I had seen all the JLC videos. I had not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    Oh, blues too, that's okay. I don't know many players who do it, though. Not with electric guitars anyway.
    i use capos almost all the time, on all my guitars, and almost always on the 2nd fret...

    because i want the lowest possible playable action, and prefer fingerboards to be as totally-straight as possible...it's totally a matter of ergonomics

    were it up to me, all guitars would have zero frets instead of nuts, but it aint up to me, thus the capo.

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    It's easy enough to install a Zero-Glide nut, if you have basic skills. It replaces the standard nut with a zero fret. I have them on a couple of instruments, and they work well for me. It does take some work to get one down to the exact length and width, and properly polished, but IMO it's worth it. I like a zero fret, but they got a bad name through being used on cheap instruments back in the day, so they aren't often seen now, but they make a lot of sense, especially if you use a lot of open strings while playing. They're available from StewMac, WD Music, ebay, and lots of other places.

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    This is an impressive jazz version of an old hit.