How to install the Ferguson Perfect Pitch Capo
Installing the capo is not rocket science, but the capo will perform best when installed properly. With just a little practice, you will be able to install it quickly and properly every time. Notice that there is a V-shaped part at the top of the capo. The thin flexible metal strip is referred to as the “tongue”.
1. Slide the tongue (the thin metal strip) between the strings and the fretboard at the desired fret position. For banjo, install the capo from the 5th string side. Guitar, from the bass side.
2. Push across the fretboard until about 3/16th overhangs on the opposite side. (Note: When sliding the capo in place, the low string should not catch and be deflected or pushed over.)
3. Gently slide the capo towards the fret until it touches. This is important!
4. With your right hand push down on the top of the capo with 2 fingers, while tightening the knob with your left hand. Tighten JUST until the tone is nice and clear. You will soon get a feel for just the right pressure for your instrument. Excessive tightening is not necessary or this capo to provide 1/2 cent perfect pitch. If you get any buzzes, try pushing directly over that string and tighten slightly.
Practice putting on the capo several times. Once you get the hang of it and the right tension for your instrument, it will become easy!
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Using the capo up the neck
Here’s a new video about using the capo up the neck. We have had a LOT of questions about this. As you can see, it works just fine to reverse the capo and move it anywhere you need to!
Installing the capo
Note: this video does no mention that the capo should slide right up against the fret.