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Shubb joins the ME-too ranks

Shubb, the manufacturer of the capo design I identified as the best for studio work, has introduced the…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson Mar 23.

Capo Knock Offs Part 1

You see them all over eBay and Amazon.. Kysers,Shubbs, Dunlops incredibly cheap!..But on closer look you see they are just knock-offs. But are they any good?Lets look at a couple, both were between…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson Mar 21.

Capo Collections 12 Replies

Show your collections here!Continue

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.

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Comment by Robert Williamson on April 6, 2016 at 11:42am

sorry he mentioned  kelly and then later confusion.

For me, a G7th Performance2 would be near perfect IF ONLY it had a Tension screw, to compensate for people with weaker hands.

Its just a buzz machine on some guitars for me ;)

I really should order an Original Paige (non-CLIC) capo, but the lack of response eto my  emails make we want to put  my money somewhere that follows up of the sales. There are plenty of companies using the same design

currently , using 3... Kyser, Planet Waves NS Artist, and a MeIDEAL down lever.

I have a few more MeIdeal capos on order and will be doing a review of it's capos and those it OEMS for other companies.

Comment by Jim Yates on April 6, 2016 at 10:31am

I just checked the Elliott capos and they range from about $150 to $275 (for the Tony Rice model).

Comment by Jim Yates on April 6, 2016 at 10:27am

That's not the "Kelly", but the "Elliott", which is not found in any music stores I've been in, but is usually mentioned in any discussion about capos. 
Probably you're right about Keysers being the most common, although I've found the Shubb to be a much better designed capo, and I won't own a non-adjustable capo. 
If you crank the Shubb or any other capo down very tightly as he suggests, then you might as well use a spring loaded capo like the Keyser, since it will put the guitar out of tune.  I don't often do such severe bends as the guy in the video was doing, so I don't have the problems he has.  A Paige or Shubb suit me fine and they're quite affordable..

Comment by Dave Fengler on April 6, 2016 at 9:41am

I didn't watch the video, they "frown" on that at work.  Maybe tonight.  

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 6, 2016 at 8:44am

I  expanded on comment below on youtube..

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 6, 2016 at 8:32am

after he said Shubb was probably most common capo. i stopped the video. HUH? Attention. Kyser is most common. Even Shubb will admit that. It most common for him because it is the one he has used for years. :)

Then i noticed this on the video.Catagory: Comedy

I'm not sure if i supposed to take him seriously. He introduces Kelly capo, one I've never seen offer for sale in any online store in all my research; I expect it is a small shop custom. He says very expensive. Looks a LOT like the Paige/Hamilton tension screw and tethered neck clamp designs.

I reviewed the Gth Newport 12 string version, found too much buzz. Too much radius for My 12 string. and not enough compression, a flatter radius may have fixed that.

I could not make out any differences in his before and after photos. Needs a point of ref..... like putting the capo in the view.

Love his playing ;)

Comment by Dave Fengler on April 6, 2016 at 7:35am
Comment by Robert Williamson on March 22, 2016 at 7:05am

The Andoer SOLO capo  ~ $6/Amazon

The only metals the coil spring, and possible the pivot. The blue is a rubberized material. Very light, it works surprisingly well.  It's durability is questionable.


-less likely to dent or scratch youe guitar top if you drop the capo on it. :)

-You wont cry if you lose it :)

Comment by Robert Williamson on March 14, 2016 at 5:34am

Ordered 2 more meIDEAL capos. 6/12,  and 6/12 with tuner.  18CDN for the 2.

I've seen at least 3 knock-offs of the design, one is shown in my previous message.This makes 6 on their way to me.

Comment by Robert Williamson on March 6, 2016 at 7:26am

Another of the Meideal design family (coil spring, ribbed pad) with added bridge pin puller.

From Amazon, branded as Foxpic, but no branding on device or packaging.


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