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Where do you stash your capo?

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

  1. 2manyteles

    2manyteles Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Uh no, not self respecting jazz players. :cool:




    I'm kidding of course. Not disparaging any of those that use a capo. It's probably not your fault that you haven't found the time to figure out a different fingering for C, G and D shapes. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. fretWalkr

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    I've got a little "gig bag" with capos, tuners, boxes of picks.

    One place I will never, ever put a capo in my shirt pocket. It is guaranteed to fall out when you put your guitar in the case. And it will land on the guitar in the worst possible spot.
     
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    I have one around somewhere, and I loan it to people that seem to need one.
     
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    In my purse.
    I fish it out to play Dust in the Wind.
    BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    :p:p
     
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    If I were using it, in the small pocket at the headstock end of my soft case. Although in practice I haven't needed it for years.
     
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    D6FBB290-A9E8-454F-AE70-F830ABCA24B5.jpeg I bought this guitar on the cheap. I assume this is a “capo scar.” I would not leave a capo on the headstock for any sort of long term storage.
     
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    If and when you find out, please let me know. I can't ever find a capo when I want to use one. I own at least three.
     
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    I'm just getting around to finding the time for that right now. I feel like I did when I first started taking lessons in my teens. Oof. But I'm excited about how this will open things up in terms of playing.

    I'm still convinced I'll keep reaching for a capo, though. Years playing acoustic folk has me feeling set in my ways. It'll be interesting to see if/how that changes getting my new bar shapes sorted out.
     
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    Everywhere. I have many many capos
     
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    Attached to my knuckle.

    I never play with a capo, but I have one around here in a drawer somewhere. I should fool around with it sometime.
     
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    My mandolin playing friends inform me that if you leave a mandolin capo on your dashboard in the State of Kentucky, you can use handicap parking.
     
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    Some years ago I found the solution for the problem on a local flew market ...
     
  13. Old Plank

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    In the cubby of my guitar case .... due to recent discussion here I never leave it clamped on the fretboard other than when actually using it, due to possibility of unnecessary fret wear.
     
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    I store it on a shelf in a woodworking clamp to take the tension off.
     
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    I don't store my capo(s) anywhere in particular at home so always lose it.

    Easiest way to find it is go buy another, and viola, the old one turns up!
     
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    I usually transpose, rather than use a capo. But I always have mine (Shube) beside me on a small folding table with my harmonicas and picks...
     
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    I only use a capo for a couple of songs, therefore I simply place on my amp during gigs.
    Also it's a shubb, so I can't place it on the headstock.
     
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    What were we talking about?
     
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    no
     
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    I keep mine in a safe deposit box, in an offshore financial institution, in another hemisphere. Nothing like convenience...

    But, seriously, folks, I use a D'Addario NS Capo Light which doesn't close down sufficiently to attach to the headstock. I can attach it to a bout of the guitars, or just keep it in a pocket.
     
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