Our prices to install capo spikes are reasonable and you can choose below which frets to add them too.
Choose either the 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th frets.
Unlike a guitar when you place a banjo capo that covers four strings of the banjo, the 5th string of the banjo needs to be capoed separately.
Someone unknown (who should receive a great deal of credit) started using HO Railroad Train set spikes to use as hooks to install on a banjo fretboard for raising the pitch of the 5th string to match where the normal capo is placed.These "spikes" are sometimes call nails for 5th string, 5th string tacks or hooks.
After the spike is installed you simply slip the string under the spike and it raises the string pitch.
This is by far the most widely used method for capoing the 5th string on a banjo and has been for the last 40 years.
They are easy to install by someone who knows how and the cost is reasonable. It's wise to get them when purchasing a banjo rather than chase someone down in your local area at the last minute when you need them and also likely pay more for installation.
Here are our options for which Frets to install the 5th string capo spikes on
7th Fret is for when normal banjo capo is on the 2nd fret - Key of A
8th Fret is for when normal banjo capo is on the 3rd fret - Key of Bb
9th Fret is for when normal banjo capo is on the 4th fret - Key of B
10th Fret is for when normal banjo capo is on the 5th fret - Key of C
Add 5th string Capo spikes at the 7th, 9th and 10th frets - Most common
Add 5th string Capo spikes at the 7th and 9th frets
Add 5th string Capo spikes at the 7th fret only
Add 5th string Capo spikes at the 7th, 8th and 9th frets
Add 5th string Capo spikes at the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th frets
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