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07-16-2008, 12:58 PM
would a 6 string kyser quick change guitar capo work on a kala tenor uke without messing up the uke at all? i see kyser puts out a similar/smaller capo for banjo/mandolin that works on a uke as well but i'd rather not spend an extra $20 if the capo i already have accomplishes the same thing with no threat of damage.

07-16-2008, 01:14 PM

I've done it a bunch of times and it didn't do anything to the uke neck. think about how hard you can squeeze the neck with your hand. That doesn't do any harm.

07-16-2008, 01:18 PM
.... think about how hard you can squeeze the neck with your hand.....

Great image!

07-16-2008, 01:29 PM
Great image!

hooo boy... LOL:rofl:

07-16-2008, 02:45 PM
The thought of him doing it a bunch of times with a capo scares me even more.:eek:

07-16-2008, 04:13 PM
yea Ive used my geetar kapo on my uke, works fine:nana:

07-16-2008, 04:37 PM
i take my uke to school and you got all the islanders trashing the strings and having a "firm" grip on the fretboard.... so any capo wont break the fretboard if it can handle this =]

07-16-2008, 04:45 PM
Since Uke strings don't have nearly the tension as guitar strings, you can use a rubber band as a capo. I have a Kysor that I've used on my guitar for years, but really, I normally use a heavy rubber band on my uke, it works fine. Just fold the rubber band in half, tie a know in one end, then streach it across the fretboard. Stick the knot through the open loop on the back of the neck to secure and ta-da! :nana:

One little caveat, I don't have a tenor uke so I'm not sure this little trick will work as well as it does on soprano and concert sizes...

07-16-2008, 05:25 PM
Does anyone use a mandolin capo?

07-16-2008, 05:43 PM
Ah im in the market for a nice capo. (Not one of those $5 ones with a piece of wood and an elastic strap with holes) I went to the music store today, and they said that any classical guitar capo would work (although they were out) and offered a very nice banjo capo instead with adjustable tension and what not, and said that would work. Unfortunately, the banjo capo was $40, (on sale from $50) and I'm not quite willing to pay $40 for a capo...when apparantly you can just rubber band it...I'll have to try that.

07-17-2008, 06:26 AM
I've got the dunlop mandolin capo. It was about $15 and it works great.

07-18-2008, 01:16 AM
I have a Jim Dunlop mandolin capo and it works great. It doesn't get in the way of playing at all. Think it cost about £8 ($15) from ebay.
http://www.jimdunlop.com/files/1153254793_DUN_TRIG_BANJO_MAND_CAPOS_85_463x342.jp g

07-18-2008, 03:22 AM
I use a Jim Dunlop banjo capo.. it was expensive but it's soo good...

07-18-2008, 07:04 AM
Great info. I'll grab me one some time soon.

07-18-2008, 09:44 AM
I use uke/banjo capo and works fine, if you look on Ukes galery you can seee it

Neil Cursed Diamond
07-18-2008, 12:26 PM
Just chiming in to say I use a victor capo and it works great.

07-22-2008, 06:23 PM
Well, I got a Shubb classical guitar capo on ebay for 16 dollars praying that it would fit on my uke. It didn't. :) It doesn't fit on my Kanilea (even when the tension-adjusting screw is all the way in) which is what I was hoping it would fit on, but it does fit on my Applause since my applause has a thick neck. But it does work great on my classical guitar so I'm still happy! :)

07-22-2008, 06:31 PM
i purchased a mandolin capo thinking i'd use it a lot more but it seems that i find it rather useless... lol.

07-22-2008, 07:46 PM
I bought a capo. It fits, but it gets in the way. I'm returning it.

07-23-2008, 01:23 AM
I have a Kyser Banjo/Mandolin capo. I like it a lot. I don't use it anywhere near as much as I used to...I've gotten more versatile with which keys I can play in. :D