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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goldenDolphin

3 months ago

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

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mambooo

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 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

2 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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MicheleB90

2 years ago

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

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ShadyS5

3 years ago

dude!! great idea!!

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hanamiaecho

3 years ago

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

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nell137

4 years ago

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