Most guitarists are conditioned to place the capo as close to the fret as possible to avoid tuning issues. In fact, this is a best practice if you are using any other capo on the market... However, the Thalia Capo is different. Since the Thalia Capo has fretpads that match the fretboard radius of your guitar, it does not need to be placed that close to the fret to have perfect intonation. In fact, I often place the capo in middle of the fret or even slightly further back, giving you plenty of room to do B7 and other chords shapes where you might come in contact with the capo. The only exception to this rule is on fret 1, where the tension caused by the proximity to the nut requires you to move it a bit closer than the middle. Give it a try and see for yourself!