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whistleman123
04-26-2016, 05:13 AM
I'd like to get a capo. I'm already experiencing head droop when using a strap and don't want to make it too much worse.

What's the lightest/most secure capo that folks are using?

Thanks

jddennis
04-26-2016, 05:21 AM
I've always been partial to Kyser Quick change capos (http://www.amazon.com/Kyser-Quick-Change-Banjo-Capo/dp/B0002CZVWS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461680391&sr=8-1&keywords=kyser+ukulele+capo).

Down Up Dick
04-26-2016, 05:50 AM
I've always been partial to Kyser Quick change capos (http://www.amazon.com/Kyser-Quick-Change-Banjo-Capo/dp/B0002CZVWS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461680391&sr=8-1&keywords=kyser+ukulele+capo).

Yeah, me too. :old:

spookelele
04-26-2016, 06:58 AM
Do you mean where the headstock drops from weight?

If so, have you considered attaching the strap to the headstock instead of where the neck meets the body?

Tootler
04-26-2016, 07:05 AM
Planet Waves NS capo is the best I've found. Light and unobtrusive and doesn't interfere with your fretting hand.

Tim Mullins
04-26-2016, 07:06 AM
A Mobius Strap ends the "head droop" problem. It actually uses the weight of the neck to hold the ukulele in playing position!

Lori
04-26-2016, 07:18 AM
I like the Shubb Lite (http://www.amazon.com/Shubb-Lite-Ukulele-Capo-Anodized/dp/B007JQBC50/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461687088&sr=8-1&keywords=shubb+ukulele+capo).
Attaching a strap at the headstock will prevent head drop as well. Uke Leash has worked well for me ;) . I like to attach between the tuners, rather than at the nut. I have button and no button options.
–Lori

Booli
04-26-2016, 07:59 AM
...have you considered attaching the strap to the headstock instead of where the neck meets the body?

^^^ This is likely your simplest solution

jddennis
04-27-2016, 02:15 AM
I was looking over at Ukulele Hunt, and I found a fairly recent blog post about different types of capos (http://ukulelehunt.com/2016/04/13/ukulele-capo/). Hope it helps.

whistleman123
04-27-2016, 02:27 AM
Thank you for the link!

jddennis
04-27-2016, 03:01 AM
Not a problem!

UkerDanno
04-27-2016, 05:15 AM
have you considered attaching the strap to the headstock instead of where the neck meets the body?


^^^ This is likely your simplest solution

:agree: all you need is a shoestring...

mds725
04-27-2016, 09:25 AM
I'm not sure I understand the relationship between (i) head droop from using a strap and (ii) using a capo.

To answer your question, I use the Kyser Quick Change capo mentioned in an earlier post. It's effective and easy to place on and remove from an ukulele.

Jim Yates
04-27-2016, 03:52 PM
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The old Russell elastic capos are light as a feather and easy to shift. I really don't like the looks of capos and tuners and other junk on a headstock, so I steer clear of Keysers in case I'd feel tempted to clip them on the headstock when I'm not using them.

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Booli
04-27-2016, 04:59 PM
90647

The old Russell elastic capos are light as a feather and easy to shift.

I saw these on Amazon for $1.99 or $2.99 under the 'Jim Dunlop' brand as an 'Add-On' item.

I used this kind of capo for YEARS, and they never failed.

I still have and use one that I got for my old guitar back in 1985, and waddya know it works FINE on the uke...from soprano to baritone...just works.

Only issue is to put them on or off requires two hands which is a PITA if your instrument is already strapped to you, otherwise very easy to use and cheap enough to replace or keep a few handy.