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mendel
03-14-2011, 03:17 PM
I'm thinking about getting a Capo. Which one should I get, and from where???? Suggestions anyone???

mds725
03-14-2011, 03:35 PM
I bought this Kyser banjo/mandolin capo (http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Kyser-BanjoMandolin-Capo?sku=361604) from Musician's Friend. I've only used it a few times, but it seems to work well and is comact enough so that it doesn't get in the way.

Ron
03-14-2011, 04:11 PM
I just use one of those cheap elastic ones - a mandolin size - on my tenor. Works just fine.
http://www.jimdunlop.com/category/accessories/capos

Huna
03-14-2011, 04:14 PM
I use an elastic one too but I don't use it much

EDW
03-14-2011, 04:26 PM
I bought this Kyser banjo/mandolin capo (http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Kyser-BanjoMandolin-Capo?sku=361604) from Musician's Friend. I've only used it a few times, but it seems to work well and is comact enough so that it doesn't get in the way.

I have one of these. They are easy to use and work very well.

downtoearthed
03-14-2011, 04:53 PM
I was looking online for uke capos today. I was reading some great reviews about the volcapo posted by a UU member:

http://gotaukulele.blogspot.com/2011/01/volcapo-ukulele-capo-review.html

and you can order them from

http://customcapo.com/

Looks like a really well made uke capo. Thanks to pauljmuk for a thorough review.

whetu
03-14-2011, 05:04 PM
I just use one of those cheap elastic ones - a mandolin size - on my tenor. Works just fine.
http://www.jimdunlop.com/category/accessories/capos

This. I had a decent guitar capo that worked perfectly with my Oscar Schmidt but didn't work at all with my Kala. Picked up one of the Dunlop capos (http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/dunlop-elastic-regular-capo) for $6 at a random discount store while I was on holiday at Mount Maunganui and it works fine. You can also kinda use it as a slide, if you hold the elastic back (and if you're bored, obviously) :)

OldePhart
03-14-2011, 05:41 PM
I've said it before, and I'm really not joking, your left index finger is the perfect capo. Learn your barre chord shapes and it will open a whole new world for you - any song (well, almost), any key (sort of).

It took me years to learn that lesson on guitar. Even now I sometimes need a capo on the acoustic guitar.

John

ukeeku
03-15-2011, 02:03 AM
I love my G7th capo
http://www.g7th.com/capos/performance
Works like a dream, and it better for $40

mds725
03-15-2011, 08:36 AM
I love my G7th capo
http://www.g7th.com/capos/performance
Works like a dream, and it better for $40

Which one of these models (http://www.g7th.com/shop/all-products)do you have?

dans003
03-16-2011, 10:01 AM
I love my G7th capo
http://www.g7th.com/capos/performance
Works like a dream, and it better for $40
i agree. i got mine originally for my mandolin. i loved it, tried it on the uke, and fell in love!

Which one of these models (http://www.g7th.com/shop/all-products)do you have?
he probably has the Banjo Capo. thats what i use.

SailingUke
03-16-2011, 10:06 AM
I don't use a capo often, but have a kyser banjo/mado model in the case.
At the Gorge Fest concert James Hll used a capo for one song. It looked like a kyser.
I was really surprised when he clamped the thing on at the 2nd fret.

Maiyah888
03-22-2011, 08:37 AM
I can vouch for the VolCapo -- I was using a Kyser and though it doesn't protrude much, I was getting weird finger cramps from having to avoid it with my left hand.

I just started uking 1/24/2011 when my Makala Dolphin arrived, so I didn't feel comfy learning/playing Ab Eb, etc for my friend's wedding on 3/19/2011!

The VolCapo works well, and I didn't have to twist around it the way I did for the Kyser.

One day I might get a G7, just b/c I love the engineering!

And yes, my performance at the wedding went well!