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Capos on the headstock 17 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 Randy Lee Hano Jun 1.

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.

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Comment by Robert Williamson on June 7, 2016 at 8:02am

Have i made the same mistake I made with Paige..buying the deluxe or  "improved' model and find myself screwed?

The radius is very pronounced on this capo. It seems the Coastline neck radius is much shallower.

First impressions, I had to take all tension off the wheel to even get it to close on the Coastline S12 neck at 5th fret. Removing the capo causes the whole guitar to ring as if it were punched. If your hand is it the way when you pull release lever, it will hurt.

It was very very difficult to tighten the capo at 5th fret. The knob is much thinner (same diameter) than on the 6-string, cut and ukulele capos.

At the 5th fret the octave strings of 3ed and 4th string were muted. :( More careful placement fixed than, but threw the 6th course out of tune ;)

At the 7th fret, the situation was the same.

The capo performed much better at 2ed fret (Tony K, i was actually able to play Unforgettable on the 12,,,,a first for me)

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 26, 2016 at 8:43am

sorry accidentally saved..

SO the tuner would be very difficult to use to confirm tuning when capoed. You would have to bend over guitar to see the display.

You can of course use the tuner On the HEADSTOCK.

Uses CR2032 batteries, NOT included.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 26, 2016 at 8:23am

This was a surprise. A capo I ordered months ago, and was already refunded for being late, just arrived, almost 3 months after ordering. ;)

This is a variation on the standard MeIdeal capo, with a guitar tuner attached. Last week I received a gold anodized brushed Zinc MeIdeal capo, which has replaced the FoxPic/Profile knock-off.

A joy to use.

Sorry to say..this tuner in unusable.

The display is unreadable at an angle.

You have to looked directly at it.

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 29, 2016 at 2:58pm

I am presently using a MeIdeal design (similar to Dunlop but a compressed coil spring, instead of Dunlop's axial spring.

I have a couple on order and will review the 4 or 5 examples of this new design all at once.

Scroll back a few weeks/months for a mention of a few. :0

Kyser and Planet Waves NS Artist also get some usage on certain guitars.

Comment by Jim Yates on April 29, 2016 at 1:55pm

I have mentioned before that Keysers and other spring loaded capos press the strings down to the board and make the strings go sharp.  An adjustable capo like the Paige or Shubb can be tightened just enough to stop the buzzing and it will detune the strings no more than a barre chord would.
Folks have told me that they have no trouble with the Keyser sharpening the strings.  They must have very low frets, since they do cause all of my guitars to go sharp.

Comment by Coke Lindsey on April 29, 2016 at 12:31pm

I have tried other capos and now only use Kyser capos.

Comment by Dave Fengler on April 29, 2016 at 11:56am

Fashion & Stle!!!!!!

What a piece of crap!!!!

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 29, 2016 at 10:46am

This arrived in the mail the other day.. I never ordered it. I did order a much different capo form the seller, but not this Kyser wanna-be.

But since it's here....

We have a example of a Chinese capo, based on the Kyser, with differences so they could patent it in China.

And of course these differences make the capo unusable. :)

The lack of a relief curve on end of the lever turns it into a weapon to potentially paralyze one's thumb, The spring is so stiff, and the angle of the bottom lever so acute in closed position; that I could not open it so that bottom pad was parallel to top.

I was not able to get this so-called capo on most of my guitars! ( I stopped trying after 4 thinnest necks.

Another to avoid.

I laughed more than a little when i read the blurb on the packaging.

Because attentively  so professional.

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 15, 2016 at 8:03am

This is probably the worst capo in the world :)  Two dollars and changed on eBay, the Alice capo from Romance Instruments is the first capo I have encountered that does not capo at all. The design is all wrong.

The fretboard pad is both longitudinally ribbed and radiused.  The side location of bottom pad causes the ribbed fretboard pad to push the strings sideways, in some case right off the fretboard!

I buy them so you won't ;)

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 6, 2016 at 1:19pm

and my choice of colour, Dave :)


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