Mine is thePlanetWaves Dual Action one, but use Kyser, etc.
Shubb deluxe--the roller is a bit smoother to use i think. i use the 12 string version. easier for this old guy to use :)
Shubb steel-string and classical models. I used Dunlop clamp capo for a while, but Shubb are more efficient, comfortable, and accurate with just the right pressure on neck and strings.
Original Shubb here. After get a pair of them about 15 years ago, I feel I have no need to get something else.
Best capo is NO capo
I disagree, but there is no best capo that I've found. I will add, though, learn and feel comfortable playing barre chords and moveable chords up and down the fretboard first. Learn how to construct chords, adding a 3rd in the bass. Then, when you feel comfortable with knowing your chords, you will approach using a capo in a better fashion.
Yes Phil the more you learn Closed, Caged, Barre or whatever you wnat to call them chords the more you will find you don't need a capo. I tried one about 45 years ago and found it way too limiting.
Well, it may be that your style doesn't need a capo, and that's fine, but I find a capo very useful because my playing style involves using as many open strings (open chord positions), and allows me more flexibility rather than limits me. I think it's in the way you use it that counts.
I don't recommend a capo for everyone, but for me I use it quite often. I can play chords all over the neck without using a capo, so I don't consider it a crutch or cheat at all - just makes playing open chords and getting those ringing tones I'm after available in whatever key I play.
I'm with you on your Oct 27 post, Phil. I too use a lot of chimey open strings and I need a capo for that. I use a G7th Performance which I swapped for a length of fretboard timber with a local luthier who part times in a guitar shop here. I've used it for about five years now and can't fault it. I don't think there are any rules or superior/inferior techniques associated with using a capo. One of my favourite guitarists, Bert Jansch, the English folk legend uses a capo when he needs to. On the other hand, he is not a guitar collector. Yamaha supply him with L series guitars and if he's got one he has enough. There's a good interview with him on YouTube done not long before his death. RIP, Bert. Peace
I've used / am using several different capos. So, far the easiest and cheapest of the bunch is the Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo, Black, which I got for about $13. It's lightweight, and really easy to use. Sorta like the Kyser, except this one stays in tune better, and still is just an easy clamp to move about the fret board.
I've got the Shubb Deluxe capo too, and it's pretty good, too. The Shubb is more expensive, but don't know that it's worth the extra money next to the Tri-Action one. Need to spend some more time with them to judge. All of that being said, your choice of capo will probably depend on the same factors as your choice of guitar strings, setup, and guitar.
My little Seagull Grand Artist loves the Paige capo. the Martin - Shubb Deluxe, Planet Waves Tri-Action, Kyser cut-capo, or Shubb partial capo. The J-200 doesn't matter, but the Tri-Action works better, especially up high on the fretboard.
I did try the G7 capo, but I found them pretty disappointing, given their price point. The Shubbs work better. I returned the G7s.
Here are the one's I have now.
Kyser Cut - covers 3 strings
Shubb Deluxe (the one with the little whee) - Full
Shubb - Partial
Paige - Full
Planet Waves - Tri-Action
Do I have too many? Probably, but each one works different magic, so I dunno, but I need at least 2 more. I want to try the Spider and Shubb cut capo. Then, I'll be done and on to expanding my harp collection. To each their own, so don't frown.