Charles B. Posted February 5 Share Posted February 5 Hi! Can anybody give me some tips on how to make a self-made capo & noter? 🙄 I only found one capo in internet over here for 28 € 💰 and I could buy a lot of lumber for that amount! 😉 (Retirement is slim pickings here in Germany; LOL 😂 ) But finding a piece of oak is no problem and I also have N-scale model railroad cork roadbed and some felt. Of course I don't want to loose any fingers notching out the oak block. (I already cut the tip of my left, middle finger really bad cutting up carrots 🥕🥕 for bean soup 🍲 the day before my Dulcimer arrived!😬) I would also need some sort of threaded insert or "furniture nut"🔩 to thread the oak block for a thumb-screw. My Fret board is 1 3/8" wide and 11/16" high. But how wide or thick should a capo be? 🤔 (It has to be wide enough to drill into for the screw but not too wide.) 🥕🥕🥕🥕😕 After 5 days of cutting up carrots (plus my finger) it still hurts to play so I decided to put my 4th string back on the Dulcimer and play with a noter for a while. (Getting this already used string back on was really a chore; this Romanian Dulcimer is built like a Cello on the end and there is also no good place to clip my tuner-gizmo onto either. 😂) I'm using a hard, little 3/8" cardboard tube but it's a bit too short being only 2 3/8" long. How long should a good noter be and should the tip be tapered a tad bit? While playing "Bury Me Beneath the Willow Tree" a noter sounds nice but I have to grab over to the A-string a few times with the end of the noter to pick up the low A & the low B. Bye for now! Charles Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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