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When Guitar Capos Attack

This has gone around the interwebs a few times, but I’m such a fan. A buddy of mine posted this again today and I had to share it with the Tone Chef readers. This is what happens when a band leader forgets to remove the capo from his acoustic guitar and just pushes on into the next song… without telling the rest of the band.

The moral of the story? Don’t use a capo. Ever.
Now, my pretties, sit back and feat your ears on THIS.

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  • Gary Livesay November 12, 2010, 8:20 am

    OMG…what irony…such an unholy sound for the song titled Holy is the Lord…;)

  • el jefe de la cucina November 12, 2010, 4:39 pm

    That’s exactly right, Gary! But I can’t make fun, I think I’ve pulled some bonehead tricks like too. I was joking around with the new Tyler Variax in a rehearsal and playing sitar and banjo parts on everything. It was hilarious…UNTIL I forgot to switch back to conventional guitar tones and ended up taking a lead guitar break with the sitar sound. hahaha. And once I was there, I just had to commit to it and explain the artistic decision later. haha

  • Jeff Taylor November 24, 2010, 6:41 am

    My hunch is that about 3/4 of the way through that intro section the leader began to sweat as he realized what he had done, but had an inkling of hope that the musicians behind him were paying attention and would bail him out… no such luck. But as you said Corey, can’t laugh too hard because I too have my share of brain fades.

  • BrandonFlanagan December 1, 2010, 3:31 am

    Ahh, I too did this with a Variax at a funeral no less, though I was set for Bb capoed at the third, but rather was in B at the 4th. Nobody even bailed me out, but rather continued to play through, at that point what can you do?? Problem is the Variax is not visual, so I had no idea until half way through thinking “who is messing this up?” oh it’s me!!

  • el jefe de la cucina December 1, 2010, 3:57 am

    That is AWESOME. I owned an original Variax for a short while and I’ve had the new Variax for a few months. So far the best thing I’ve done is accidentally do a guitar solo with a Coral Sitar sound. I was screwing around during a rehearsal for a church service, trying to make everyone laugh. Everybody cracked up at Funny Variax Guy. Then I went to turn on the Les Paul model for a big guitar solo DURING the service and immediately transported everyone back to 1967. It was an epic amount of suck. haha