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Godin 12s....Good or Bad or Ugly? 5 Replies

Started by Alan Edmunds. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 20.

thoughts on a new capo 4 Replies

Started by michael schwartz. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 18.

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Comment by Robert Williamson on Friday

| also have 3, one for each Seagull, S6, NE Amber Trails and Coastline 12.

Besides buying to collect and review, I always buy a capo with each new Guitar. I was unable to get the Kyser 12 when I bought the Coastline last week.

I got a text that my Gretsch Resonator is ready to pick up.  I wonder if the Fender dealer has any interesting capos.. I know he has the Kyser/Fender Red Electric Guitar capo..but I've no interest in that.

They have a Smart Capo line, include a Classical/12 string one. I'm almost sure that won't fit 1.9" nut Seagulls.

Anyone ever tried this one? I could not even find a demo video.

Comment by Joe Allen on Thursday

I have 3 Kysers, 2 of the 6 string and 1 12 string. They are priced right, work perfect and have lasted for years. One in each case for the for the ones I play most. Maybe I will go do some shopping and try some others. I always have G.A.S.

Comment by Robert Williamson on Thursday

I just picked up a Kyser 12, my guitar shop finally got new Kyser stock.

I agree with the 6th string observations. I tried just placing capo 1/2 way between frets. Seems to work, but it is visually confusing ;)

I rate that it has a slight edge over D'Addario NS 6 string capo on a 12 string guitar.

leader board: combined rating for intonation and muting ONLY

Kyser 12

D'Addario NS 6

Schubb 6 ( I think Schubb 12 would place higher, if i had one)

1960's  Hamilton Quick Change Lever with new mousepad rubber (yes works very good but is a  tight fit) This was a surprise. Orignally it  had clear plastic tubing, but that yellowed and split.

Bill Russel Elastic 12

...and the most expensive are at bottom of the list

Paige Clic 12

G7th Nashville 12

G7th Performance 2 for 6 & 12

D'Addario Ratchet (cannot get neck in capo's "mouth") , and Dunlop Lever (modified from original so results not relevant) didn't place :)

Comment by Robert Williamson on Thursday

For first impressions of the G7th capos See Capo Users Group

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 19, 2015 at 1:24pm

My Steves doesn't have any 12 string capos at them moment.

I bit the bullet and tried to order 2 capos from AXE, but their TD bank declined my prepaid credit card (which I use for all online orders!)

G7th Newport 12 String Guitar Capo Silver 1 $35.80
G7th Performance Capo for 6 and 12 String Guitars Version 2 1 $55.19
Shipping: WEB - Ground Insured: $2.96
Tax (to be calculated): $4.70
Total Cost:

$98.65

Comment by Jim Yates on April 18, 2015 at 11:30pm

Last time I saw Pete he was using a Shubb.

Comment by Martin van Dooremalen on April 18, 2015 at 9:37pm

I have a Kyser and a Shubb for my Taylor 150e with 1.875" (1-7/8") nut. The Shubb wins hands down for intonation, the Kyser tends to pull the low E out of tune because of it's higher tension (considerably higher than my Kyser 6 string) unless I put it on angled from high E close to the fret to the low E less than halfway between the fret, and it's barely acceptable at that. Go with the Shubb, you won't be disappointed. Or if Steve's has another S12 in stock ask to try them both out on it.

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 18, 2015 at 1:33pm

cross-posted from Capo group

Best 12 string capo for Seagull/Norman 1.9" nuts (exclude Paige and Bill Russel Elastic from replies please)

I seem recall both Kyser 12 and Scubb 12 mentioned generally as having great 12 string models but do not recall nut width mentioned.

With 12 string nut widths ranging from 1.69 to 2.1, I'm sure some 12 string capos would struggle at those extremes.

Comment by michael schwartz on April 18, 2015 at 4:56am

CONGRATS...you've had one helluva day!! Good one!!

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 18, 2015 at 4:37am

The Gretsch Resonator is getting its action lowered for me, hope to pick it up monday.

 

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