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If you use a capo...for anything...then you belong here!

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Capo Collections 2 Replies

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Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Rick Heenan Jan 16.

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 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..

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 9, 2014 at 6:44am

so clean up bar with varsol, slice a piece of mousepad.. glue and voila!


it works!

put it on the works

better that the paige Clik, i didnt have to retune!

this is one of the capos i used on my 60's Espana 12 string..

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 8, 2014 at 6:06pm

Look what i found in an old brief case, along with a Harmonica....

My old Hamilton capo.. this has to be at least 45 years old. Notice it was 'repaired' with electrical tape after the  surgical tubing deteriorated.


The neck rest has had adhesive backed felt added at some point.  It is filthy... heh

Think ill put a new vinyl tube on bar and try  it out.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 26, 2014 at 3:50pm

me too

i feel like returning it..collect


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