1 LA_Manny 6 months ago So awhile back I was learning a new song and it required to, tune down half a step, and then a Capo on the 2nd fret.After thinking about it I figured why not just put a capo on the first fret and be done with it. Since tuning down half a step would "lengthen the neck" ,and than adding a capo would "shorten the neck" ,it would be contradictory to tune down,wouldnt it?So last nite I was thinking why tune down half a step in the first place, and slap the capo on the 3rd fret. ( the crap I think of that keeps me up at nite,lol) Would doing this throw off the intonation ? Does it change the tuning completely?What do you guys think? or should I just shut up and play it.