View Full Version : Capo?

01-18-2010, 07:45 AM
Anyone ever capoed a uke? If so, what size, and how far up the neck, with what results?

01-18-2010, 07:50 AM
I just use my guitar capo, usually on the second or third fret, just to experiment with different tunings.

01-18-2010, 08:02 AM
I've used a mandolin capo a few times on my soprano, just on the first few frets to adjust a song to my singing voice range. It works really well, but it does tend to dampen the sustain a ltitle bit.

01-18-2010, 09:07 AM
5th fret capo with a pencil. It worked just fine.

01-18-2010, 09:17 AM
Kyser Mandolin capo anywhere from $11.95 - $15.95 at your local music store or online vendors.


01-18-2010, 09:20 AM
I've never messed with a capo myself. I just tune the uke up if I need to, like for Jake's "haru yo koi". Instead of putting a capo on the 1st fret, like the tabs I got suggested, I just tuned my uke up. I guess it depends on how you're gonna use it.

01-18-2010, 09:35 AM
I have a shubb mandolin capo it works very well although I find myself just tuning up or down now. In my opinion you would be better off just doing that instead

01-18-2010, 10:31 AM
i use a shubb guitar capo and it words fine on my tenor and baritone, never needed it on the soprano.

01-18-2010, 10:58 AM
I use a shubb guitar capo on my tenor and a shubb mando capo on my concert. Both are tuned three semitones flat, so a capo on the third brings it up to standard.

01-18-2010, 11:02 AM
Can I ask why the 3 semitones culprj?

01-18-2010, 11:17 AM
I use a capo all the time. How far up? When I'm messing around sometimes as high up as the 9th or 10th fret. Normally, never farther than the 6th.

Results? If I go up high enough, there are minor intonation problems, but it's not enough to bother me. Other than that, that's pretty much it. Until I decide to put aside my laziness and learn how to transpose, I'll be using a capo. :)

01-18-2010, 11:30 AM
I have a Kyser mando capo and it works great. I mainly use it when we jam with others (guitar players seem very fond of the key of E, bleh).

I try not to capo past the 4th fret or it starts sounding really weird.