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allUkedup
01-01-2012, 02:50 PM
Any suggestions on what you believe to be the best capo for the uke?

Kanaka916
01-01-2012, 03:01 PM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?43845-Which-Capo
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?24338-Capo
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?31442-Capo-recommendations

Ken Middleton
01-01-2012, 08:52 PM
I would just get the Shubb Ukukele Capo. This is what I use (not very often).

kissing
01-01-2012, 10:14 PM
I find that capo's that clamp like this work best:

http://www.jimdunlop.com/images/products/ClassicalTriggerregCapos-11.png

I don't know whether what I'm doing isn't ideal, but I have zero problems with a Dunlop nylon-string guitar clip capo on any of my ukes.

byjimini
01-01-2012, 11:30 PM
I've got a dunlop too, works just fine.

GKK
01-02-2012, 06:36 AM
The Shubb Ukulele Capo is the best capo for the Uke I've ever used!

It's small, has a very thin profile and looks unobtrusive unlike other capo's. You can also, adjust the pressure so, the sound will be just right.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-02-2012, 07:45 AM
Shubb's uke capo is great.

ukeeku
01-02-2012, 11:53 AM
G7th is awesome and is not spring loaded or stretchy. Just a great capo, but expensive.

allUkedup
01-02-2012, 03:29 PM
I would just get the Shubb Ukukele Capo. This is what I use (not very often).

So if you had to choose between this one:
http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B0002CZVWS/ref=nosim/livuku0a-20

and the Shubb:
http://www.shubb.com/uke/

Which would you choose? I read some great reviews about the first one, and they say it works great for ukuleles, but quite a few people have suggested Shubb now, and it looks pretty sweet, so I may go with that one.

allUkedup
01-02-2012, 03:33 PM
also on Shubb's website it is making me choose between the fretboard, flat, or radius. I have the Mitchell MU100. I've never heard of flat or radius before, not really sure what it's talking about.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-02-2012, 03:43 PM
"Flat" and "radius" refer to your ukulele's fretboard. A "flat" fretboard is exactly what you would think it is---flat. A "radius" fretboard is slightly curved. Most ukuleles have flat fretboards; some fancy ukuleles have radius fretboards.

allUkedup
01-02-2012, 03:59 PM
forgive me, but the actual fretboard, right? not the back of it? because the back of it, or what I call the neck of it is rounded on the back, flat on the front where the strings are.

GKK
01-03-2012, 04:26 AM
Yes, they're referring to the black fingerboard.

The Shubb capo is Great because you can also, adjust the string pressure just like your finger pressure. Too, much capo pressure on the strings will usually make the sound sharp. That's why Guitar capo's aren't recommended on a Ukulele because the clamping pressure is made for a guitars steel strings.

allUkedup
01-03-2012, 07:05 AM
Yes, they're referring to the black fingerboard.

The Shubb capo is Great because you can also, adjust the string pressure just like your finger pressure. Too, much capo pressure on the strings will usually make the sound sharp. That's why Guitar capo's aren't recommended on a Ukulele because the clamping pressure is made for a guitars steel strings.

Thanks so much for the info guys. I'm going with the shubb. I have to wait until the middle of this month to get the colored ones.

Thanks!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-03-2012, 07:12 AM
Right, the actual fretboard. Your uke is "flat on the front", so you need a flat capo.