Home made capo


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02-25-2007, 12:53 PM
I know someone posted a thread asking about this. Well, the other day my little brother saw me playing my acoustic w/ a capo so he HAD to have one. So I looked around my room and found some stuff.

I was planning on using the black outer shell of the pencil untill I saw the white part inside. Then I cut it to size to match his fretboard, ran a piece of nylon string through it and tied a taught line hitch (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7e/TautlineHitch-ABOK-1800.jpg/550px-TautlineHitch-ABOK-1800.jpg&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taut-line_hitch&h=207&w=550&sz=20&hl=en&sig2=uG1kKVjPIizloHQLKnmpew&start=1&tbnid=pBUUtL4AFJ4ZPM:&tbnh=50&tbnw=133&ei=dL7hRdDNAoG4hASvtv2xBw&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtaught%2Bline%2Bhitch%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG).

Then I just tightened it around the fret board.

Heres some pix.






02-25-2007, 12:56 PM
haha thats amazing!, simple but rather creative

02-25-2007, 12:58 PM

And to the inevitable post of "why didnt you just go shell out the 5$"

Its because it was my little brother, who cant even fret a note(I'm trying to teach him but little kids are hard to work with) and he wanted it right then. He'll probibly lose intrest in it by tommorow.

02-25-2007, 12:59 PM
:haha they cost like 3

02-25-2007, 12:59 PM
thats pretty ghetto lol. good job.

02-25-2007, 01:00 PM
:haha they cost like 3

what did I just say :rolleyes:

02-25-2007, 01:03 PM
whoa nellie.
rock on, dude!

Bass Cat
02-25-2007, 01:17 PM
dude thats pretty sweet :D i kinda play a little bit of acoustic, but not enough to spend any money on it. thats great! :D

02-25-2007, 01:19 PM
Nice. Very creative. Damm, I should make one now!

Shame I have no spare pencils..

02-25-2007, 03:24 PM
i did somethinge like that only i tied it really loose so it would muste out notes while i was tapping lol...
*gives E-Highfive*

02-25-2007, 03:37 PM
I did that with a shoe string and some quarters once. Worked pretty well.

02-25-2007, 03:39 PM
That's a rather nice homemade capo, i've never honestly seen one like that, usually people just use pencils and rubber bands.

02-25-2007, 05:17 PM
I didn't have any rubber bands...

and Goober, E-five right back at ya

02-25-2007, 05:20 PM
yay, now i feel special inside =)

02-25-2007, 05:58 PM
:haha I've made one too, I just can't get that freaking knot right!

02-25-2007, 06:22 PM
lol it takes some practice. Just remember, two loops on the side towards the neck, one on the other side.