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Capo Collections 12 Replies

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Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Robert Williamson Jan 24.

Capos on the headstock 13 Replies

I was involved in a jam the other day and when I put the tuner on my headstock, one of the other players said, "Jim, I hope you're not gonna leave that tuner on there." I agree with him.  I strongly…Continue

Started by Jim Yates. Last reply by Edward Sparks Jan 16, 2015.

Paige Capos, take the money and run 5 Replies

Saying I'm disappointed would be an understatement. After the glowing reviews of the Paige 12 string capo, I expected a superb product. That may have been true some years ago. It's not true now.As I…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by michael schwartz May 22, 2014.

Capo and Fretboard Radius 1 Reply

Moved this to a DiscussionMost 6 string acoustic guitars are 16" radius fretboards (both of my Seagulls certainly), while my Fender Hellcat 12 string has a 12" radius (more curve). My Epiphone…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 17, 2014.

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Comment by Robert Williamson on January 31, 2016 at 8:03am

OK , i am find a preference to the lever up/coil spring design of the NS Artist..better that Kyser!
Although the capo is visually busy, it is easier to put on and does a better job avoiding buzz than the Kyser

In my collection it is only the 3rd design with lever above fretboard. The other s are Kyser and the new Grover Offset.

Comment by Robert Williamson on January 25, 2016 at 2:29pm

This is one of two series that Planet Waves has that utilizes the long spring and micrometer design, The other, called TriAction, has the lever down.

This particular model has an integrated pickholder (picks!,,pfftt!) and a bracket for attaching an NS Micro Tuner.

while the idea of a tuner on a capo seems to make sense, the designers over looked the dampening effect on the string vibrations by the aluminum  frame and the rubber pads. 

Comment by Robert Williamson on January 23, 2016 at 3:31pm

Planet Waves Artist DADGAD (EBEABE) Capo Black

also a dropped d version as well as stardard, classical etc.

Comment by Robert Williamson on January 23, 2016 at 3:19pm

re Grover capo

Effortless to position and disengage is B.S.

If is very hard to open capo and the end of the handle digs into palm of hand. Also have to retune 6th string every time.

Comment by Robert Williamson on January 23, 2016 at 3:11pm

Seems the Profile capo also uses the Meideal design

Comment by Robert Williamson on January 19, 2016 at 9:07am

Grover (the tuner company) now makes capos.

Their design is a modification of Kyser's, with the upper lever shorter in a simpler curve.

They claim:

  • Unique offset design allows more room for your thumb
  • Effortless to position and disengage
  • Stage-friendly non-glare matte finish
  • cheap! $12.99 at Sweetwater

Upper Pad area seems wide than most capos., Bottom pad looks exactly like a Kyser, as does the spring. Maybe be parts interchangeable. Perhaps Kyser makes them for Grover?

Comment by Robert Williamson on January 15, 2016 at 6:21am
Comment by Robert Williamson on January 15, 2016 at 6:18am

Found on  Amazon.ca, The Neewer® Silvery Single-handed Specially Designed For Ukulele Banjo Mandolin Capo

Notice it has the same coil spring and half-neck ribbed jaw design as the Alice Guitar capo below.

I'm not sure what capo(s) the Chinese are copying those two design features from.The two capos are offered under more that one 'brand name'. I've not encountered these features in western capos before. If some has a western made example with those feature, please post a picture.

I fear the spring will pop off of the Neewer capo, as it is not as well seated on the jaw as the Alice below.

Comment by Robert Williamson on November 27, 2015 at 8:59am

Just in.... The Alice Zinc Alloy Capo, with flatpick holder. $5 or so on eBay.

Comment by Robert Williamson on November 6, 2015 at 3:18pm

did quick ebay/amazon.strings&beyond search for mandolin capos. The result were a lot of Banjo/mandolin capos.

seems that my cut D\Addario guitar capo is smaller than those. and i can make it another 1/4" short at least.

 

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