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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 Jim Yates on April 26, 2015 at 8:18pm

My very first capo looked something like this (circa 1960)

Comment by paul stokes on April 26, 2015 at 6:02pm
You may be right Robert. Really enjoying my shubb it's made a huge difference. That gold one is very bling.
Comment by Jim Yates on April 26, 2015 at 8:56am

I think the best looking capo is the black Paige with the sleeve turned around so the gold lettering goes against the board.

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 26, 2015 at 6:50am

if it had been real wood , built with  the grain in the weakest direction,  it would snap in 3 places first time used. :)

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 26, 2015 at 6:48am

Paul, bet you cant get just one :)

Franklin, Kyser now makes the bling series:and TieDYe as well a various colours, and prints

and Dunlop a wood-look one...

there's no shortage of fashion statements :)

Comment by Franklin G. Wanamaker on April 25, 2015 at 5:34pm
"Pretty capo, not as innovative as the designer thinks."

Indeed, something I alluded to earlier. They did clean up at Kickstarter with it. But then, if nothing else, they are a bold fashion statement. And really, aren't so many of our species, "slaves to fashion".
Comment by paul stokes on April 25, 2015 at 2:25pm
I got a Shubb. Took my guitar into shop and had a play around with their full range of capo's. G7 was great, it was the fact that I can adjust the Shubb exactly how I liked it. Also, it was smaller than the rest, really well machined and erm... cute haha. Thanks for all the advice, it was very helpful.
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.

 

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