Mine is an 8-string, tuned 8=D and 7=B in normal conditions. Yes I use the flamenco style cejilla/capo for this. The issue is in the main 6 strings, the octaves get pulled a couple of cents off-pitch. Quite annoying to be nice about it.RobMacKillop wrote: ↑Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:33 pmDavid, I'm surprised not to have the problem you mentioned. Is yours a similar flamenco-style capo? You will notice at 2'40" I noticed the third string was flat, and managed a quick fix at a cadence. It worked, the string returned to pitch.
Is the problem you outline noticeable with Yepes or Romantic tuning, or both? The reason I ask is that the bass strings with Romantic/Baroque tuning get much thicker, which might cause problems. But perhaps it's a problem with both tunings.
Its about sonority rather than key. As Rob observed, the originals exist in many different keys, and given that tuning varied greatly over time and geography, the original composers and arrangers simply were not that fussed about key in the way we tend to be now.