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aven
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.

davoomac
07-16-2008, 01:14 PM
YEP!

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.

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

Great image!

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

hooo boy... LOL:rofl:

rt1965
07-16-2008, 02:45 PM
The thought of him doing it a bunch of times with a capo scares me even more.:eek:

uke142464
07-16-2008, 04:13 PM
yea Ive used my geetar kapo on my uke, works fine:nana:

UkuLeLesReggAe
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 =]

DeG
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...

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

experimentjon
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.

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

jhob
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
http://www.jimdunlop.com/index.php?page=products/pip&id=68&pmh=products/capos

rclifford13
07-18-2008, 03:22 AM
I use a Jim Dunlop banjo capo.. it was expensive but it's soo good...

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

Esy
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.

experimentjon
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! :)

cMejilla
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.

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

SailQwest
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