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hoosierhiver
03-13-2009, 05:56 AM
How many people frequently use a capo?
What is the prefered brand for a uke?

russ_buss
03-13-2009, 06:01 AM
when i bought my used fluke, it came with this capo:

http://www.suncreekmusic.com/product_info.php/products_id/817


i never use it though. if anything, i transpose, or tune my uke up or down to change keys.

carpekd
03-13-2009, 06:11 AM
I've heard of people using mandolin capos that fit really well

haole
03-13-2009, 06:17 AM
I only use a capo on baritones; if I need anything higher than GCEA most strings can handle ADF#B. I have a cheap elastic guitar capo that has an extra hole poked in it so it can stay on the baritone cleanly, but I would think that a banjo capo would work a lot better.

deach
03-13-2009, 06:21 AM
I use Kyser capos. The mandolin/banjo capo fits best but the guitar capo works too.

Ukulele JJ
03-13-2009, 06:27 AM
I like the Kysers too. I'm using one in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy5jbPFGaoQ). A smaller size one would've been easier to fool with, but all I had was the guitar version.

That said, in most cases I'm with Russ Buss. I hardly ever capo my uke.

JJ

kashodi
03-13-2009, 07:59 AM
I have used a capo a few times while playing with other people.
I have always used a guitar capo, while they might be a bit big they do the job and can be worked around.
Thanks for the links to to banjo and mandolin capos, didn't even know they existed!

:D

Lori
03-13-2009, 08:02 AM
I like the Shub capo. It's small, well made, and is easy to use. I have one for my guitar and one for my banjo. The banjo size works well on my ukulele. The one I have for my guitar is over 30 years old, and it still works great.
I found this video that shows it, as well as a few pointers on customized use.
http://www.expertvillage.com/video/136732_guitar-capo-instructions.htm

–L

ReallyKevin
03-13-2009, 08:16 AM
Well, I use a capo for some songs, i used my brothers guitar capo, that overall he just bought a new one. :x

generem
03-13-2009, 08:22 AM
I got the G7th Classical Performance Guitar Capo as a christmas gift.. I love this thing but dont use it as much as I thought I would

http://images.guitarcenter.com/products/optionRegular/G7th/456389jpg.jpg

Ukuleleblues
03-13-2009, 11:29 AM
I use one of these on my baritones and a friend has a kamaka tenor he uses one on.

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Kyser-BanjoMandolin-Capo?sku=361604

It kind of gets in the way, while I was looking for the link above I saw this:

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dunlop-Trigger-Mandolin-Capo?sku=364050

Looks like all the junk is out of the way.

I don't ever use a capo on a soprano and concert, sounds like crap. I don't play a tenor so all I can go by is my friend and it was OK sounding.

UkuLeLesReggAe
03-13-2009, 01:03 PM
when i bought my used fluke, it came with this capo:

http://www.suncreekmusic.com/product_info.php/products_id/817


i never use it though. if anything, i transpose, or tune my uke up or down to change keys.

u have the same 1 as me :D
and yeah i havn'tused it before.

but an alternative is a pencil and a rubber band, works fine.