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    Default Capo use

    Does a guitar capo work on a baritone uke?

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    Should, but you're better off with a smaller uke-specific or banjo capo. All that extra mass tends to get in the way when playing.

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    if you have a baritone with a fairly wide neck, you will need a guitar capo. My G7 perf.2 uke/banjo capo can only go up a few frets before falling short. Don’t get a classical guitar one, as they are really long. Get a regular guitar capo. I have the G7 perf.2 reg. guitar capo for my bari. I use my G7 perf2 uke/ banjo capo only for my small ukes and occas. my mandolin.

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    but as Brad said u do wan tto get the capo that is the smallest you need to do the job. Someone in my uke group got a ginormous Thalia capo for his little concert uke and it was ridiculously obtrusive. But on the otherhand I had a fairly wide neck Creedy bari uke and the e string (dgbe) would slip out of a uke capo if you went above fret2

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    Capo is very much related to string tension. I set my acoustic guitar in very low tension. I have very good capo but it is too strong for my acoustic guitar. All of the strings go sharp. It is ok because every string goes equally sharp. But low tension capo or tension adjustable capo should be better. Guitar capo works on your baritone uku. But ukulele capo might be better. Just try it out in local shop.

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    Capos basically suck on ukulele. Ukes have only 4 strings guys and girls!

    Capos work great in guitars though without being a crutch in there.

    I would laugh too to see someone put that thalia capo on ukulele neck bunnyf, it being also on a guitar neck a somewhat a laugh with its size just in my opinion.

    My adjustable cramping Shubb guitar capo is also a bad idea. Great on guitar, heavy on ukulele.
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    Capos don't suck on a uke if using a good quality capo. The side clamp kind, G7, Shubb etc. don't press the strings down evenly causing the uke to be out of tune. A yoke type with a screw on the bottom to tighten doesn't seem to put mine out of tune.

    I use an Elliot type capo called a Showcase made by Bill Stokes. He custom makes them for each order. They are expensive. But considering how those, who buy capos, usually end buy numerous ones to find the right fit; it's a good bargain. Mine has a very small profile and extremely light weight. Wish I had found these years ago. Once you've used an Elliot or Showcase capo, you won't be laughing so loud.
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    My post was not about intonation. Yes those spring clamping capos like the popular Kyser have no control of that.

    It was I sometimes watch on youtube some videos, and I might be wrong, but was it a Guitar Sage? Telling how good a thalia capo is. Guys getting payed and never know what is honest or less.

    Elliot capo seems another fad too, and they are expensive.

    My post mainly was: capos are not that much in need with ukes, we just need learn more chords to finger

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    BS Elliot capos are a fad. That style has been around since the 20's if not earlier. Elliots and Showcase since the early 60's. They're expensive because they are custom made with high quality materials. Much like a custom uke. Have you ever tried one?

    Capos are advantageous for adding color to a sound, especially when playing with others. Capos are a great tool. Like any tool, if you don't know how to use one effectively, they aren't so great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubulele View Post
    For the way you elect to play, this may be true, though given the number of artificial limitations you impose on yourself (as you've made well known on this forum), it's ironic for you to disdain other people for using crutches, and your myopic approach to playing hardly puts you in a good position to judge what other people "just need."

    Learning more chord shapes (particularly movable ones) is not a complete solution, and even when it suffices, why should people choose this route, which may be unnecessarily harder? There are a number of playing styles and situations in which a capo is the perfect tool on ukes—including just making a key easier to play in with more basic chord shapes (its most common application on guitars, despite that one can "learn more chords" there, too). The pitches available on the open strings are often quite important to stylistic patterns and the fluidity and ease of play. The attitudes of snoots are irrelevant.
    Your attacks on me just never ends, from day 1 I maybe posted my first post in this forum, and still the negativity continues?

    BTW what is with the message deleting? So you would not sound as negative as in the posts that stay for people too read? That is why I put a quote too on your post, cause otherwise posting other readers find crazy. Now they see you.

    Perhaps you tried contribute also on this thread, but without a personal attack is better, right?

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