Capo Contention


#1

Hey there fellow BanjoBen’ers,

Any advice on capo’s? I own a Goodtime2 and i’m wanting to purchase a capo. Any opinions on spikes vs. 5th string capo’s etc?

I spent the weekend learning Ben’s version of Old Joe Clark and would like to get one since I have an excuse now!!


#2

There’s another thread on capos right now. Check this one. And good job on OJC.

https://banjoebenclark.com/forum/t/what-capo/70/1


#4

Oops, don’t I feel like a doof! Feel free to delete the thread Ben. Thanks for the feedback. I’ll be sure and check the
Accessories section next time! :confused:


#6

For those that do their own spikes , always make sure the drill bit is smaller than the spike and maybe not quite as far down as it will go . and you may want to try a little wood glue that way the spikes will not pull out until you get ready to pull them out to replace ETC.


#7

Hi all,
I’m new to the forum but figured I’d contribute a little something to this old post. When I was starting out and had a Goodtime banjo I used a bic pen cap for my 5th string capo. There are instuctions for it here:

frets.com/FretsPages/Musicia … pcapo.html

Hope this helps someone


#8

Looks like it will work . i might give that a try, simple enough so it would fit my personality .always looking for new easy things .