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Hi everyone, and Daniel in particular. I have started several discussions in other groups regarding my own particular quest with capos and altered tunings. But to summarize, I developed a series of…Continue

Started by David Lesak. Last reply by Robert Williamson Sep 16.

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Started by Daniel Cooper. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Sep 16, 2012.

Acoustic Remedy (Acoustic Solutions) Clima-Stand

I just posted a review of the Acoustic Remedy Clima Stand over on the Guitar Collectors group. I won't re-post it here but you might wanna read it.Thanks,mContinue

Started by Michael S. Jackson Sep 2, 2012.

Humidifers 13 Replies

I had been using the Blue Oasis Guitar Humidifier but after it started leaking I sent it back and got a replacement. Then just several days ago that one leaked. I have just purchased the planet waves…Continue

Started by Steve Cartwright. Last reply by Harry Lindahl Feb 26, 2012.

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Comment by Edward Sparks on April 18, 2010 at 9:24am
A couple of my favorite guitar gadgets (besides the Planet Waves NS capo, Victor capo and the shubb 12 string capo) is the Hercules grabbing stand and the Planet Waves guitar cable with kill switch built into the plug...

I don't ever worry about this solidly built stand falling over or that I didn't out the headstock all the way into the holder when switching from guitar to guitar on stage! Speaking of switching guitars on stage...I travel with the average of five guitars and am constantly sitting one down and grabbing the next...the one I wasn't playing used to begin to feedback (low hum) while I was playing a different guitar...the right angle plug goes into the guitar jack and as I sit one into the stand I just push in that little switch and "kill" the signal coming from that guitar, and I pick up the one I am about to play and just hit that little switch to make it live!

Lastly, when I grab a new guitar I never have to worry about the strap coming off the button or hitting the guitar body with one of those bulky strap lock connectors, because I use Lock-IT straps with the strap lock built into the strap, PLUS it works with my guitars stock strap button and on either acoustic or electric AND they work with those big 1/4" endpin jacks on acoustic/electrics!

Comment by Stephen Valcourt on April 17, 2010 at 8:16pm
My all-time absolute favorite gadget for guitar: Planet Waves Deluxe Peg Winder. Makes changing strings faster, easier, and more convenient—and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg!
Comment by Daniel Cooper on April 17, 2010 at 7:35pm
Does anybody else like the Planet Waves NS capo? I think it has all the of all the best...:) Don't get me started on guitar stands, if you have looked at my page, you know how I feel about those. Norman, That's a big "YES" on effects boxes. Let's talk... I am going to chase down a Boss GT-10B as soon as the ship gets in. I want to know more about them and how it would settle with the Taylor T5 that is also on my horizon.
Comment by Norman LeDonne on April 17, 2010 at 6:38pm
I've used the G7 capo and the Kyser, I like them both. I have a Shubb, but it sounded odd to me on my Petros - the Kyser and G7 both sound fine on my Petros though.

Do you count effects boxes as gadgets? I have the Boss GT-10 that I really like. I've run both my Les Paul and my Martin D16CEAura through it, and it handles both perfectly.
Comment by Stephen Valcourt on April 17, 2010 at 12:46pm
I love the G7 Performance Capo. I like how it is nearly as fast to put on as a spring capo while letting me set the tension. It also stays out of my way better than a Keyser and I find that it's extra weight let's my guitar keep more of it's natural sustain than other capos do.
Comment by Charles on April 17, 2010 at 10:49am
Don't know nuthing about the LR Baggs Para EQ....or any other EQ other than whats on my combo Guitar amp. However, we probably all have ideas about capos....theres a group on capos alone.
I have come to like the Kyser line. I have the full capo and the drop D. What I really like about them is the effortless application and removal. Other than my 12 string...they don't need any fussing with. Can anybody tell me what is the best 12 string capo out there? I have a G7 I tried, however, it is not without its problems. One is the Gorilla Grip it requires to apply properly.
Applying as close to the fret without muffling is definately a key point for any capo application.
Oh...and isn't tuning with a capo on sort of like wearing a raincoat in the shower? I've seen people do it....but it never worked for me.
Comment by Daniel Cooper on April 17, 2010 at 7:50am
Alright, so who else uses the L.R. Baggs Para EQ?
Comment by Daniel Cooper on April 17, 2010 at 7:48am
Hey Jim, I have been having an interesting time with the Kyser Double "D". I write a bit in the drop D tuning, and have been enjoying that particular capo. Especially since I have been tuning my guitar a full step down, and using a heavier string. I like that solid bottom. When I use a regular capo, I really have not found one that I like better than the Planet Waves screw type unit. It is light weight, solid, and easy to adjust the precise tension needed to act basically as a "nut". A well placed capo goes almost on, but just short of the fret wire, and not in between the fret wires like I see so many non pro's do. That way it does not stretch the string and put you out of key, or require tuning adjustments. P.S. Hey guys, we don't typically tune with the capo on??? Duh???
I do not like the boat anchor G7. the idea is cool with the ratchet adjustment and all, but it is just toooo heavy, and can put one heck of a ding in your guitar if you drop it packing up. Not to mention the purchase price...:(
Comment by Daniel Cooper on April 16, 2010 at 6:15pm
" target="_blank">A friend of mine, Chuck Cannon, is one of the top hit songwriters in Nashville, and a true trend setter in the music world. He has a whole world of music beyond what his claim to fame in this town is. His list of number one songs is familiar to us all. He puts his vintage Gibson guitars through an LR Baggs Para EQ on stage, and in the studio using Elixir nano web heavy gauge strings, with the guitar tuned all the way down to "B" to get the unique sound that he is famous for.. Check him out.
Comment by Jim Scanlan on April 16, 2010 at 6:06pm
Hi Daniel, Interesting topic here. I'm not one for trying "Gadgets"..but I've become a "Capo" freak over the years, looking for the perfect left hand helper. The most aggravating capo I ever used was the "3rd Hand Capo"..It was a pain to adjust, but did work somewhat. current favorites are the Dunlop Victor and Shubb

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