DIY Guitar Capo

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Introduction: DIY Guitar Capo

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This is a easy tip for guitar players if they dont have a Capo or if they forgot it at home! :-)

Step 1: You Will Need

You will need:

- A Guitar
- A rubberband
- A pencil/marker/fork - just someshing hard that dont break.

Step 2: Step 1

Place the marker where you want the Capo to be.

Step 3: Step 2

Put the rubber twice, and put it around the first end of the marker.

Step 4: Final Step

Now put it over the other end of the marker.

Step 5: Done!

Now you are done! I hope you liked this tip. Check my profile for more! Bye! :-)

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16 Comments

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Tcyates07
Tcyates07

Tip 5 months ago

Two thing you want to be careful about with this DIY Capo Is 1) Do NOT use a metal pen or something that will scratch your strings because you may end up snapping a string if you damage it, and 2) If it is not tight enough it will make a horrible metallic sound because it is not pressing the strings down hard enough (the sound is because the string is vibrating against the fret) so yeah just keep that in mind.

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goldenDolphin
goldenDolphin

2 years ago

awesome! i've been looking for a DIY capo for a while, this is perfect!

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mambooo
mambooo

3 years ago

Great idea. I was thinking a way to make a DIY solution while I wait my capo come from mail, but all my ideas were much more complex. Perfect!

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Metalmann67
Metalmann67

4 years ago

That was an old trick we used in the 50's and 60's, before there were many music stores. Some guitarists would just whittle a branch to shape or use an old pencil.

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pokeplay200
pokeplay200

4 years ago

thanks a lot! this really works with a hollow pen tube and when placed further up the chosen fret!(reduces buzz)

:)

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fredfow3
fredfow3

5 years ago

Use a hollow plastic pen tube (remove out the pen part), it should bend just enough to follow the curve of the fretboard, helping with keeping intonation and reducing buzz.

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LachlanP2
LachlanP2

Reply 4 years ago

thanks this worked a lot better

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MicheleB90
MicheleB90

4 years ago

Worked great! Now I can practice while I wait for the capo to come in the mail.

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ShadyS5
ShadyS5

5 years ago

dude!! great idea!!

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hanamiaecho
hanamiaecho

5 years ago

it buzzes on some of the strings but overall it works!

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nell137
nell137

6 years ago

I've seen lots of musicians use lots of different hacks, but never saw it done like this. So simple, genius!