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    Default Capo for ukulele mod.

    I tried several capos for ukulele and didn't like any.
    I had a very cheap one that was very good once on the ukulele but it was so small that I could only open it with my thumb and index finger, but also being narrow, it would rotate out of my grip and even scratch the ukulele.

    I then glued a coin to it and painted it. Now it's very convenient and safe to use.

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    Good solution. I hope it was a small denomination coin.
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    hehe, I just checked, it was a 1 krone coin from Norway, about 10 us cent and I don't go there very often ;-)

    So that's my 10 cent about ukulele capos ;-)
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    Each to their own, but don't like trigger capos on ukes myself as I find they exert far too much pressure. Much prefer ones with adjustable tension - you need hardly any tension on a uke capo - only enough to engage the strings.
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    I agree, that's why I bought a Schubb but it interferes with my hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poul Hansen View Post
    I tried several capos for ukulele and didn't like any.
    I had a very cheap one that was very good once on the ukulele but it was so small that I could only open it with my thumb and index finger, but also being narrow, it would rotate out of my grip and even scratch the ukulele.

    I then glued a coin to it and painted it. Now it's very convenient and safe to use.

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    Good idea, but isn't it illegal to modify government currency?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Good idea, but isn't it illegal to modify government currency?
    Yes but it's still intact and it's Norwegian, so not worth much anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poul Hansen View Post
    I agree, that's why I bought a Schubb but it interferes with my hand.
    True - the Shubb is also very heavy on a uke I found.

    Have a look at this one which is adjustable - ultra light and small too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazmaz View Post
    True - the Shubb is also very heavy on a uke I found.

    Have a look at this one which is adjustable - ultra light and small too.

    https://www.gotaukulele.com/2017/06/...po-review.html
    Schubb does make a lightweight version now in aluminium, a great improvement .

    I have that G7 for a guitar but it's really only adjustable on one side, towards the bass strings
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    Yes, but for a ukulele where you need hardly any capo pressure, I find it works just fine to get it 'just tight enough'.
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