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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.

Capos on the headstock 11 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 Rick Heenan Apr 26.

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.

Up on 4 1 Reply

64 year old folksinger/songwriter commits YouTube :-)

Started by Lon Milo DuQuette. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 14.

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Comment by Edward Sparks on May 15, 2014 at 4:01pm
Looks like a bike wrench or something that came with furniture from IKEA! :-)
Comment by Robert Williamson on May 15, 2014 at 3:14pm


well, I found a lube that worked. Motomaster Silicone Lube. And in my tool box  found a tiny wrench that gave me the ability to push 3 sides of the rings at same time.

I DRENCHED the rings and bar in silicone and used the wrench to position them.

Added the little wrench to my guitar tool box. I have no clue what it was for originally.

 This took 1/2hr of work, I should bill Paige Musical for time and materials. I think $10 would be reasonable, considered their lack of response to the incomplete assembly issue.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 11, 2014 at 6:40pm

continuity issues  plague movie making

sometimes you'll see a wrist watch on a gladiator :)

Comment by Jim Yates on May 7, 2014 at 6:50pm

Robert, your mention of the old Hamilton capo (I still have one) got me thinking about the movie Inside Llewyn Davis.  The first time Llewyn plays, he uses a period correct Hamilton capo, but in the studio, when he plays with the folk group, he uses a Shubb, which would not have been invented at the time.  I wonder why they'd do this after they got it right the first time.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 7, 2014 at 6:06pm

still no reply from Paige, I even resent msg in case they missed it..

Seems like a case of , i got your money..end of conversation.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 2, 2014 at 12:01pm

just got a call... my Jim Marshall by Dunlop 12 string capo is in...

that will make it..ummm 7 capos... 8 if my old Hamilton is hidden in some drawer

need more guitars!

'Franklin... not only is the capi rubber compressed by leave capo on, you will find if you do this for weeks. the fret will acquire a dent. 

Comment by Phil Manuel on May 2, 2014 at 9:10am
Wow! Imagine the fingering, too.
Comment by Robert Williamson on May 2, 2014 at 8:57am

the fretboard photo supposedly came from this site

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 2, 2014 at 8:50am

phil,. actually.. no retuning, but my ears are very old...

going slow with looper.. so many possibilities..i can actually plug both my amps in! and one of my condensers!  But first i need new headphone. moving headphone from device to device is a PITA. \especially when cables are snaked behind all the other recording equipment.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 2, 2014 at 8:44am

A properly intonated fretboard in half step intervals...imagine the capo!


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