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Quickdraw Bouzouki capo

Stu 31 Jul 08 - 06:17 AM
GUEST,Jim 31 Jul 08 - 03:00 PM
Stu 01 Aug 08 - 03:47 AM
Big Mick 01 Aug 08 - 09:20 AM
Stu 01 Aug 08 - 09:26 AM
Big Mick 01 Aug 08 - 09:37 AM
GUEST 13 Jun 17 - 06:12 PM
GUEST,P J Music 13 Jun 17 - 06:14 PM
gillymor 13 Jun 17 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,Mark Bluemel 14 Jun 17 - 04:19 AM
jacko@nz 14 Jun 17 - 04:40 AM
gillymor 14 Jun 17 - 06:46 AM
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GUEST,Mark Bluemel 14 Jun 17 - 07:30 AM
gillymor 14 Jun 17 - 07:49 AM
GUEST,Mark Bluemel 14 Jun 17 - 10:54 AM
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Subject: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: Stu
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 06:17 AM

Has anyone had any experience of these, and are they any good?


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 03:00 PM

I saw a Quickdraw guitar capo used during a local session. A friend used it while backing up a fiddler and when the fiddle changed keys in the middle of the set, he moved the capo without losing a beat. He highly recommends them.


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: Stu
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 03:47 AM

Thanks Jim!


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: Big Mick
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 09:20 AM

The Quick Draw Capo

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: Stu
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 09:26 AM

Cheers Mick (I hope all is well with you)


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: Big Mick
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 09:37 AM

Thanks, Stigweard! Things are progressing at a positive clip. We will have much to do to work through this, but my little girl is pretty remarkable, surrounded by loving friends and families, and willing to work at it.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 06:12 PM

Available from P J Music pjmusic@btinternet.com Price £19.00 + £2.00 P&P


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: GUEST,P J Music
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 06:14 PM

Available from P J Music £19.00 + £2.00 P&P E-mail pjmusic@btinternet.com


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: gillymor
Date: 13 Jun 17 - 07:22 PM

I have one of these and no matter how much I twist it up I can't get gain enough tension to properly depress the strings on either of the guitars I use it on, a Froggy Bottom F and a Lowden L-27.I use fairly high action and medium strings on these instruments so that may have something to do with it. I like the idea of it and I hope someone comes along with something better.


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
Date: 14 Jun 17 - 04:19 AM

Go old school - it worked for John Martyn all those (> 40) years ago...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c80pa9lCFjQ


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Subject: Origins of Macrame song
From: jacko@nz
Date: 14 Jun 17 - 04:40 AM

My daughter has a song she's sung for 40 or so years. The macrame turns into a knotted man and after various adventures he gets wet and shrinks away.
Can any one help with the origins of this song please.
Here's the first verse to help identify it.

    When I came out of hospital the Dr said to me
    Why don't you take up Macrame and get some therapy
    So I bought myself a ball of twine and sat out in the sun
    Didn't know it was to be the start of so much fun


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: gillymor
Date: 14 Jun 17 - 06:46 AM

Jacko you might want to start a new thread for your inquiry so the song detectives here can become aware of it.


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: gillymor
Date: 14 Jun 17 - 06:48 AM

I see you already did, never mind.


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: gillymor
Date: 14 Jun 17 - 07:18 AM

John Martyn looks like he may be using a Dunlop elastic band capo in the video and it seems to work pretty good. I probably have one laying around. Thanks for the heads up.


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
Date: 14 Jun 17 - 07:30 AM

I hasten to add that when I use a capo (something I try to avoid, but is sometimes the lesser of two evils), it's a Shubb, but I'm not doing quick changes or anything clever.

Horses for courses...

I threw in the John Martyn thing largely out of nostalgia. I saw him at Nottingham University in the late 70s and he played this. I can't remember whether it was before or after he bummed a spliff off an audience member.


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: gillymor
Date: 14 Jun 17 - 07:49 AM

Sliding capos are great for backing tunes when you want to change keys for different tunes in a set.
It was great seeing all the JM videos and being reminded how brilliant he was (is?).


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
Date: 14 Jun 17 - 10:54 AM

JM passed some years ago - see (e.g.) here. He'd lived hard and fast, and his body had borne the brunt, from what I gathered.

I didn't like everything he did - and I suspect I wouldn't necessarily have liked the man himself - but he was an amazing, original musician especially round the "Solid Air" period.


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: gillymor
Date: 14 Jun 17 - 02:09 PM

I agree the Solid Air LP was his high watermark, very high IMO.


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: gillymor
Date: 29 Jun 17 - 08:28 PM

Has anyone tried the Thalia Capo? I''m wondering how one-handed it is. It looks good, ain't cheap though.


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
Date: 30 Jun 17 - 04:39 AM

Thalia capo? You want how much?

24K gold with Swarovski crystals? Very folk! Looks suspiciously boutique rather than workmanlike.

Richard Thompson said (
here a few years ago) that he likes Shubbs and the G7th Capo. The Thalia looks like a tarted-up (technical term) G7th to me, but the G7th seems more affordable.

Let's go back to a pencil and some rubber bands, that's what I say...

(I try to avoid capos, but if I have to use one, I use a Shubb).

Mark


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Subject: RE: Quickdraw Bouzouki capo
From: gillymor
Date: 30 Jun 17 - 09:25 AM

Shubbs are also my choice but I'm also interested in one-handers that change positions quickly and accurately for switching keys while backing tune sets. The Quickdraw never worked for me in that regard. The cosmetics don't concern me as long as it works.


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