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It was fun being a roving minstrel in between battles!

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Comment by Terry Michael on November 13, 2012 at 12:43am

I decided to use an antique clothes pin as a capo. I fastened it with a rubber band (invented in the 1840's) Works for me!

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on November 14, 2012 at 7:34pm

Hey Terry I was there as well with Hampton Legion, Co. G "The Clairmont Rifles".  I am new to it Moorepark 2011 was my first event. Got three events in this year.  We should try and get together at one of these events next year. 

Comment by Jason Stamper on November 14, 2012 at 7:59pm
Dan'l, any way you could post a picture of your capo? I'd love to see it.
Comment by Terry Michael on November 15, 2012 at 9:50am

I use it on occasion to play with other people in camp. I have my banjo tuned to the standard open G tuning. I don't use it very often.

Comment by Jason Stamper on November 16, 2012 at 4:22pm

Looks good, thanks for sharing!

Comment by Terry Michael on November 17, 2012 at 11:34pm

Thank you for posting this!

Comment by Terry Michael on November 17, 2012 at 11:35pm

Nicolas, Hope to see you out there next year! Our first event will be at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, Vista, CA in March 2013. Hope to see you there!

Comment by razyn on November 19, 2012 at 11:27am

That trick is called a Spanish windlass (in some circles, anyway).  Don't know about its use as a capo, but it's an old trick in boatbuilding and other maritime uses.

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