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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Yates View Post
    Planet Waves has a nice compact adjustable capo. I haven't tried it on a uke yet, but I've been using it on my bajo for a couple of years and it works really well and is small and light. I would avoid spring loaded capos. Get an adjustable one and tighten it just enough to stop the strings buzzing. The spring loaded ones press the strings right to the board and pull the instrument out of tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    Patrick, I am not sure what a "yoke style" capo is. Is it the elastic band that attaches to both ends of a cylinder type? Or the G7th ultra light capo?
    Here's what I have, one is a guitar the other(middle) for my uke. Compared with the G7 capo. and the top view comparing the slimness of the bar compared to the G7. There's no interference playing next to it like there are with the others in the drawer.
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    I rarely use a capo. Iíve tried the Kyser trigger and didnít care for it. I do like the looks of the G7th and may give that a try. Right now I have a Planet Waves, (excellent capo) and a Shubb lightweight.

    Iíve modified the Shubb based on what I did many years ago. On my Shubb guitar capo the rubber sleeve started to tear. I didnít want to have to buy a new one, so I went down to an auto parts store and bought some thin black tubing and squeezed it onto the arm. It worked great.

    The sleeve on the ukulele capo makes the aluminum arm sit a bit too high. With my decades old success in hand, I went out and got some 7/64Ē vacuum tubing and used that. It is a really tight fit, but it lowers the overall height just enough to where it is close enough to the height of the Planet Waves. And I like how the Shubb attaches better than the Planet Waves

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    I find the planet waves one the best in the reasonable price range. A friend gave me a really nice banjo capo that fits some of my ukes. The price is not for the faint of heart, but what a joy it is to use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    Here's what I have, one is a guitar the other(middle) for my uke. Compared with the G7 capo. and the top view comparing the slimness of the bar compared to the G7. There's no interference playing next to it like there are with the others in the drawer.
    Nice. I can see why you like those. I'll have to keep my eyes open for one. (One that isn't $150!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    Here's what I have, one is a guitar the other(middle) for my uke. Compared with the G7 capo. and the top view comparing the slimness of the bar compared to the G7. There's no interference playing next to it like there are with the others in the drawer.
    That's not the G7th capo I think people are referring to - this one is _DSC0698.jpg
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    Just discovered this and i'm going to order one. I'll report back when I get it and test it out ~

    https://banjo.com/product/paige-p-be-wide-banjo-capo/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezcalero View Post
    Just discovered this and i'm going to order one. I'll report back when I get it and test it out ~

    https://banjo.com/product/paige-p-be-wide-banjo-capo/
    I really like those Paige capos for banjo (up to the 4th fret on a 5-string), but I believe they're a little too narrow for many ukulele necks.
    Just a little too narrow for my Cordoba tenor.

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    I have a Paige for my 12th string. It's fantastic. The rubber is made so it will press both the thin and thick strings down. It has a ratchet function, so you just press it into the strings and a release button, that will release all tension with one push. I haven't tried on a ukulele though.
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