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    Default capo users

    would a 6 string kyser quick change guitar capo work on a kala tenor uke without messing up the uke at all? i see kyser puts out a similar/smaller capo for banjo/mandolin that works on a uke as well but i'd rather not spend an extra $20 if the capo i already have accomplishes the same thing with no threat of damage.
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    YEP!

    I've done it a bunch of times and it didn't do anything to the uke neck. think about how hard you can squeeze the neck with your hand. That doesn't do any harm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davoomac View Post
    .... think about how hard you can squeeze the neck with your hand.....
    Great image!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deach View Post
    Great image!
    hooo boy... LOL

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    The thought of him doing it a bunch of times with a capo scares me even more.

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    yea Ive used my geetar kapo on my uke, works fine

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    i take my uke to school and you got all the islanders trashing the strings and having a "firm" grip on the fretboard.... so any capo wont break the fretboard if it can handle this =]

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    Default Capo on the cheap

    Since Uke strings don't have nearly the tension as guitar strings, you can use a rubber band as a capo. I have a Kysor that I've used on my guitar for years, but really, I normally use a heavy rubber band on my uke, it works fine. Just fold the rubber band in half, tie a know in one end, then streach it across the fretboard. Stick the knot through the open loop on the back of the neck to secure and ta-da!

    One little caveat, I don't have a tenor uke so I'm not sure this little trick will work as well as it does on soprano and concert sizes...

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    Does anyone use a mandolin capo?


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    Ah im in the market for a nice capo. (Not one of those $5 ones with a piece of wood and an elastic strap with holes) I went to the music store today, and they said that any classical guitar capo would work (although they were out) and offered a very nice banjo capo instead with adjustable tension and what not, and said that would work. Unfortunately, the banjo capo was $40, (on sale from $50) and I'm not quite willing to pay $40 for a capo...when apparantly you can just rubber band it...I'll have to try that.

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