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Capo Collections 11 Replies

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Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Robert Williamson Jun 22.

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.

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 June 9, 2015 at 6:32pm
Comment by Robert Williamson on June 4, 2015 at 8:02am

Copy of my Amazon review.

I have been reviewing capos for a some time and this is probably the worst of the bunch. I tried this capo on 5 acoustics:
A 12 string Seagull, 2 different 6 string Seagulls, a Martin and a Gretsch Resonator. I test at 2ed and 5th fret as these are the most common placements.
The capo is advertised as a 6-12 capo. The capo radius is NOT specified in the Amazon listing, I received a FLAT radius capo..
This  K&M capo is useless on 12 string.  It cannot apply enough pressure. It leaves most strings buzzing or muted.
On the 6 string guitars the 6th always buzzed whether it was a flat or radiused fingerboard. One has fiddle with capo to get a clean sound. This not a quick-change capo.
 The only plus it has is that it's mouth is the largest I've seen in the 20 styles I've tested. It can handle any acoustic guitar neck...it just cant apply enough pressure..

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 4, 2015 at 7:40am

Well the last of capos I ordered has arrived, and it sucks.

From Germany the K&M... so complicated it needs instructions  :)

every guitar i tried it on it buzzed. It was COMPLETELY USELESS on 12 string.

On the 6 string guitars the 6th always buzzed whether it was a flat or radiused fingerboard.

Avoid...

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 22, 2015 at 8:46am

The red plastic D'Addario NS Lite (see Seagull group for pic) does not look very robust. It is actually shorter than the NS so may be a problem with wider necks. I will never use this. I have some concerns that it may snap on a thick neck.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 19, 2015 at 2:16pm

FACILLA® Quick Change Tune Clamp Key Capo $4.29 arrived

This capo scares me.It has a narrow jaw, S it won't even fit on some of my guitars. But the amount of force needed to clamp it, makes me reluctant to even  try. I feel it will damage guitars, and refuse to chance it.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 18, 2015 at 1:39pm

I modified the banjo emulation capoing, I moved Flexi-Capo to 14th fret highest it can go on the Martin and added a capo at 4th fret.

Why am i doing this you may ask?. SO that when I am trying banjos I won't look like a complete idiot trying to remember chord shapes learned in 70's.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 17, 2015 at 6:19pm

http://uniqueguitar.blogspot.ca/2014/03/the-capo-milton-kysers-pass...

Old blog about Milton Kyser with a very interesting history with pictures and descriptions of the evolution of the various types of capos.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 17, 2015 at 5:48pm

Martin tuned to Open G, with 5th string capoed at 10th fret ..for practicing 5-string banjo chords.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 6, 2015 at 12:57pm

Received today

Just to remind you, this is the $11 Chinese  knock-off of the Creative Tunings Spider.

And it has all the qualities of a knock off ;)

First problem I found with it is the tiny tabs that are intended to keep capo same height above fret board Interferes  with the 1st string on my Martin. It clears 1st string on my NE Amber Trails. ..

The second problem is the capo is flexible where it should be stiff, and the clamping action fails because the jaws flex as you tighten them (they bend outward)  causing the capo to lift away from fret board..

As others noted, adjustment of this capo design is awkward.. But for alternate tunings for which there isn't a pre-cut capo, its a cheaper solution than a guitar for each tuning :)

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 5, 2015 at 8:55am

Found the K&M for 23 on amazon.ca, ordered..

also order this strange plastic looking lock lever design

FACILLA® Quick Change Tune Clamp Key Capo $4.29

 

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