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post Sep 20 2008, 11:50 PM
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im missing my capo.. any ideas of how i can make 1 with items from home?


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post Sep 20 2008, 11:52 PM
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Ask your girlfriend to hold down the third/fifth/whatever fret^^


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post Sep 20 2008, 11:54 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Sep 20 2008, 06:52 PM) *
Ask your girlfriend to hold down the third/fifth/whatever fret^^


biggrin.gif i need a capo that wont give up after about 10 minutes tongue.gif and a capo that wont complain about it tongue.gif


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post Sep 21 2008, 12:49 AM
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Ducktape? tongue.gif

Or if you don't wanna tape your guitar: two long items you can tape together behind and on the string side of the neck, like:

CODE
          tape here
__________|   |________
          |   |               <--- Neck of the guitar
__________|   |________
          |   |
            tape here


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post Sep 21 2008, 01:24 AM
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Hmm I don't think you will manage to make a capo at home..It needs to be precisely built in order to work (rubber on the string side , precise clipping force)...I don't know if trying to tape something to your neck would be a great help , and you may end up with annoying glue residue on the neck from the tape smile.gif

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post Sep 21 2008, 08:26 AM
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Actually this one looks a bit better:

http://www.freewebs.com/ppwd_resource/capo.htm

There's a guide how to make it as well.
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post Sep 21 2008, 09:24 PM
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Most of the time, I just take pencil, bunch of gums - those.. which I dont know how to call biggrin.gif I put the pencil on fret and use the gums behind the neck to cause pressure:)

A bit like samhook, but I use one pencil, connected on both sides behind neck:) Its simple;)


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post Sep 21 2008, 09:56 PM
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I think Jakub's idea is better, because gums are soft and will not damage the wood like that 2nd pencil could.


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post Sep 22 2008, 03:44 PM
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@ Ivan: Yup, it is better - the only bad thing is, that your strings - if you want capo electric guitar strings, will scratch chips of wood out of the pencil, so your strings might get damaged.

If that is the case, then try marker, with body made of plastic;)


EDIT: Typo..

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post Sep 22 2008, 03:46 PM
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aren't capos like 5 bucks? Just buy one hahah
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post Sep 22 2008, 03:47 PM
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Not everyone has guitar shop next to house:) Also.. sometimes, its more about laying guitar down and not practicing, than the few bucks smile.gif


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