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Capo Collections 4 Replies

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Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 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.

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 April 25, 2015 at 6:40am

Pretty capo, not as innovative as the designer thinks.

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 23, 2015 at 6:11pm

Leader board: combined rating for intonation and muting ONLY on 12 String Guitar

Kyser 12

D'Addario NS 6

Schubb 6 ( I think Schubb 12 would place higher, if i had one)

1960's  Hamilton Quick Change Lever with new mousepad rubber (yes works very good but is a  tight fit) This was a surprise. Orignally it  had clear plastic tubing, but that yellowed and split.

Bill Russel Elastic 12

...and the most expensive are at bottom of the list

Paige Clic 12

G7th Nashville 12

G7th Performance 2 for 6 & 12

D'Addario Ratchet (cannot get neck in capo's "mouth") , and Dunlop Lever (modified from original so results not relevant) didn't place :)

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 23, 2015 at 5:39pm

Good call.

Ive seen it on wall and thought it was ugly and BULKY. It would certainly rap my knuckles. On of the reasons I prefer Kyser lever over Dunlop and Hamilton levers is less metal under the fretboard.

It seems to do the job, unfortunately IMHO those type of designs are for strummers not fingerstylists.

Comment by Franklin G. Wanamaker on April 23, 2015 at 3:38pm
Comment by Robert Williamson on April 23, 2015 at 3:26pm

Jim  by setting the capo away from the fret you are making the angle closer to that of strings at nut, reducing intonation problems. , as you discovered.

Could the looseness  you encounter  at the treble be due to poor rubber or weaker spring? I mention this becasue the brand new Kyser 12 works well placed 1/2 way between frets at least at 2ed and 5th.This is how I don it on 6 string also, albeit unconsciously.

Might be case of new spring gripping better on the 12?

Michael, we know you love Paige, but then you don't have the Clic :)

I agree worm-screw is great for fine tuning. It is not great when it's the  Only mechanism for putting on and releasing capo.

I'm still think best design would be a ratchet/worm-screw combo, with a quick release button :)  Michael, like the Paige Clic's worm-screw, that releases when pushed.

I'll pick up a Schubb 12 when I see one

Comment by michael schwartz on April 23, 2015 at 1:12pm

I really prefer the Page ones I have as well as the Shubbs for my 12 strings/

Comment by Jim Yates on April 23, 2015 at 1:01pm

Perhaps if you have really low frets a Kyser will work without re-tuning, but Keysers and any other spring loaded/non-adjustable capos push the strings right down to the fretboard.  I like something I can tighten just enough that it stops the buzzing and doesn't pull the strings out of tune any more than finger fretting.  I've yet to find a spring loaded capo that doesn't pull the strings sharp.  Am I the only one?

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 23, 2015 at 11:46am

just updated capo collection picc to include the 2 G7ths

then i go out and buy and Kyser'h

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 23, 2015 at 9:26am

When I capo it will be 2ed, 5th and 7th mostly, but a couple of my compositions are at 9th. Of course it depends if Guitar is tuned Concert, 1/2 step down or full  step down :)

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 23, 2015 at 9:24am

Kyser? re-tune?. with Seagulls?


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