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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.

Capos on the headstock 11 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 Rick Heenan Apr 26.

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.

Up on 4 1 Reply

64 year old folksinger/songwriter commits YouTube :-)http://youtu.be/9nH5BcwLIkkContinue

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 14.

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Comment by Robert Williamson on June 10, 2014 at 5:13am

cant watch videos on this netbook.

but if your  referring to Paige capos, avoid their Clik line like the plague, it has none of the features of the original . Do not expect ANY support via email. If you must buy a Paige , buy it from amazon as Michael has, because purchasing direct does not make you a valued customer.

Comment by Jim Yates on June 9, 2014 at 2:02pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFGlOAO3pVU

Have any of you tried the sliding capos?  I've had trouble finding one, but here are my friends Steafan and Saskia playing some tunes.  Steafan starts with the capo at V, slides down to II and then over the nut.  It works well with Irish trad music where the tunes in a set change key.  Steafan is trying to hunt one down for me.

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 9, 2014 at 1:53pm

the Sabine looks like an early take on the Schubbs design

my capo count: 8... 2 Kyser, 2 schubb, 1 dunlop lever, 1 bill russell, ! hamilton. and one P.O.S. Paige Clic 12.

i may yet find my old Dunlop Advanced/Professional.

Well Jim, now you know you can refurbish that Hamilton. Mine was probably older than 45 yrs  cause the original tubing rotted away years ago... early 60's I'd guess.

I've tried it on all my guitars and it works well.

Comment by Chris Banks on June 9, 2014 at 1:42pm

Open G K-lever on + 4 in open C.

Comment by Jim Yates on June 9, 2014 at 12:45pm

Before I realised that they made dulcimer capos, I used a chopstick and an elastic band.  I rarely use a capo on the dulcimer, but I still prefer this one to the one I was gifted.  I hope she doesn't read this.

Comment by Jim Yates on June 9, 2014 at 12:42pm

Side view of same dulcimer capo

Comment by Jim Yates on June 9, 2014 at 12:41pm

A seldom used gift from a dulcimer student.  Kinda neat though.

Comment by Jim Yates on June 9, 2014 at 12:40pm

Some more that I can't seem to discard.

Comment by Jim Yates on June 9, 2014 at 11:52am

I just looked in my parts box and found these two.  I've had the Hamilton since the sixties and the Sabine, on the right was purchased in the eighties.  The Sabine had the 2 little clips that were supposed to go against the fret removed and a piece of leather glued on where the original neck pad came off.  I haven't used either of these for years, but can't bring myself to get rid of them. 

These days I use mostly Shubbs and Paiges.

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 9, 2014 at 6:55am

Besides mousepads, another easily available material for capo repair is a Art eraser, if you can find one long enough. Staedtler's at 65mm seems to just the right length..

 

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