I just saw a band on the David Letterman show called, "The Virgins." Their bassist was using a capo on the first fret. :scowl:They were playing a tune in the key of F. Now......I have the utmost respect for players who use capos on the bass in a solo setting (Yves Carbone, Richard Bonna, Michael Manring....just to name a few). But, what about in a BAND situation, playing a 4 string bass in the key of F. I think he had great tone. His playing was just fine....I don't understand why the capo........???? Just put your finger on that first fret & PLAY THAT F. The last note of the tune was a big, fat F. Why the capo? C'mon! I have to give the guy the benefit of the doubt.....maybe the nut was WAY too high & fretting the F with the index finger was just too hard....maybe he played some harmonics in there that demanded the first fret be capo'ed...(just tune the bass up a half step). Can somebody shed some light on this?