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Where do you stash your capo?

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

  1. stonetone7

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    I have a couple Shubbs I keep in the acoustic case and the guitar toolbox.

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    Couple Shubbs sounds like a dubious kind of marriage therapy.
     
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    I don't understand those whose opinions of using a capo is somehow beneath them. Music is music and one can make it any way they want.
     
  3. peregrin8511

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    For quite a few months it's been residing in a pewter beer mug on a shelf. Without the beer of corse. Soon as a beer gets opened around here there's only one second receptical, that's me.
     
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    I stitched a leather pocket onto my leather strap. Capo and extra finger picks live there. This is for my banjo setup. Don’t use a capo much on guitar.
     
  5. kbold

    kbold Friend of Leo's

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    I kept mine on the headstock for a while, until .....
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    Not recommended for satin finishes.

    I now keep it in a safer place .....
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    I keep mine clamped to the guitar stand in my bedroom. I don't play a lot of songs that require capo, but I have severe bouts of pain in my hands and fingers and I will tune the guitars down to D and capo on the 2nd fret. This really reduces the tension in the strings and makes the open cord noodling I do easier to reach. That acoustic on the left is murder on my left hand when it's tuned to standard tuning but I love how it sounds. I've thought about getting a short-scale acoustic but I always talk myself out of it


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  7. Frankie Lee

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    They're kept in the cases but when at a gig, they just sit on top of the amp with my harps. I did lose one recently as they're not easy to keep track of with so much other gear and sometimes they get stolen. When covering a song, I usually use them if the composer or the original performer used one so I'm in the same key or I transpose. If I don't have to use one, I won't because no matter how well you tune, to me the capo messes with intonation and I don't want to have do deal with it between songs.
     
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    My tele headstock has no problem holding the Kyser. But if you’re not comfortable with that, try the Shubb roller type and keep it behind the nut.
     
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    In case. i use it once a year.
     
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    My Schubb capo tucks neatly under the strings sideways just above the nut. it does not change the tuning.
     
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    Cargo shorts were designed for capo stashing. Everyone who owns a capo should wear cargo shorts exclusively.
     
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    Don't use one except for checking neck relief...
    JMHO...
     
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  13. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Back pocket when I’m playing and I’m between capo songs, otherwise wherever the capo fairies want to put it. How I love going on the capo hunt! At least the fairies give the capos back eventually, unlike the pick elves.
     
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    When I’m not playing—on top of my amp...during gigs—in my back pocket and I also have one Velcro’d to the pedalboard.
     
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    On stage? That's what back pockets are for.
     
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    On a tray mounted to my mic stand along with a bottle of water, a bunch of picks and usually my watch so I can track time.
     
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    When gigging it's in my left back pocket, otherwise I have a few floating between the top of my amp and a nearby drawer.

    My wife insists on always keeping hers clipped to the headstock of her acoustic guitar.
     
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    I like the Paige type (U-clamp). They park nicely behind the nut.

    When I was going to the weekly front-porch jam, I always carried one for when the singers started in. Playing a banjo in Eb or Ab is no fun without one.

    At one point, I decided I could cover all the traditional banjo tunings with multiple banjos. That didn't last long...now I bring two, good enough...and just one has a capo.
     
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    I can't remember, I wanted it to be safe somewhere..... :eek:
     
  20. CapnCrunch

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    I use a capo once about every 5 years on acoustic, and never on electric, so no help here.
     
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