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Where do you stash your capo?

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by afterdarkmusic, Feb 24, 2021.

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    Capo, singular?
     
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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...
     
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    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?
     
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    Capo? What’s that?
     
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    I keep mine just out of reach.
     
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    I only use my capo for guitar set-up/ adjustments. I goes in my guitar tool box when not in use.
     
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    Mine must be in the same place I put my tortoise shell pick so I wouldn't lose it. :oops:
     
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    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!)
    2 flatpicks
    1 thumbpick
    * 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
     
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    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;)
     
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    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.:cool:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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." :mad:
     
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