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Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by afterdarkmusic, Feb 24, 2021.
on the singer’s guitar
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I collect capos and have quite a few from 45+ years ago (Hamilton, 3rd Hand, some elastic ones, etc.).
The other dozen are in guitar cases, on shelves, in a pick/accessory tin, in my pedalboard... basically all over the place.
I use them fairly often for practice/performance.
During performance they are in a tray attached to my mic stand, along with harmonicas and picks for quick access.
Gotta have them close by...
More accurately, "where did I put it THIS time???"
I will never tell.
Try asking Alexa. Seems to answer “I don’t know that one” to many questions, including - where are all the bodies?
Capo? What’s that?
I keep mine just out of reach.
Here is my Keef set up. I keep it in the case when it’s not on the guitar
I only use my capo for guitar set-up/ adjustments. I goes in my guitar tool box when not in use.
Mine must be in the same place I put my tortoise shell pick so I wouldn't lose it.
I'm a creature of habit!
I always wear (home and gigs) either cheap Polos or other sport shirts, with a pocket (I don't wear T-shirts) specifically for holding:
2 new folded tissues ( Puffs!)
* optional, 1 slide
The Kyser capo clamped on a mic stand or if a different capo on top of my amp or a table/ guitar case etc.
I'm always sitting down, so no big deal
At home usually on the table or on top of an amp.
At a gig usually on a barstool with extra picks, slide and glass of wine
Along with my various slides on my microphone stand tray. I have a portable recorder that I can swap out with a microphone, so the tray is kind of center of attention and I never lose anything that way.
I have an old tobacco tin that holds picks, a spare clip-on tuner, a slide, and a capo. I tilt my amp back, and that tin sits right in front of the handle - it's part of my set up for home, rehearsals, and gigs. There is a spare capo in the gig-box that I carry that's also got spare strings and things in it. Once at a gig I couldn't find my capo, and had to borrow a pencil and a rubber band - so now I always have a spare.
I always make sure to safely stash mine some place where I can't find it.
It's a screw type. I should probably step into the current times and get one of those new fangle squeeze clamp types.
Between using them in different rooms, playing John Moreland songs that require two capos, and my daughter being a guitar-stuff-thief, I finally just bought a bunch of them and seeded them around my house. I'm hoping they start having families so I don't have to keep buying them
I use a capo all the time. Shubbs don't like to just clip on anywheres, at a gig or rehearsal it goes in the shirt pocket. At home its often just on a guitar or on top of the amp. I have three Shubbs, I think, they are just "around." I don't even use the other kinds I have anymore since the Shubb is so much better.
In the drawer at the bottom left of my studio desk, where I also keep patch cables, guitar cables, a 13-pin Roland V-Guitar cable, my Peterson VS-1, Dr. Duck's Nut Sauce, Cloudlifter, etc., etc.
During my band days in the '80s, I made the mistake of leaving capos more or less permanently on my guitars -- leaving more or less permanent "capo scars."