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Capo Collections 6 Replies

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Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 19.

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 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 12..do'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?

Comment by Jim Yates on April 23, 2015 at 7:33am

Shubbs are good and fast if you only capo at the 2nd or 3rd fret.  If I have to play a tune with the capo at VII (You Are My Flower) I'll bring an extra Shubb set for the 7th fret.  Mostly if I capo, I only use it at the second fret, so it doesn't require adjusting.

I find the Keysers take the longest time, since you have to re-tune every time you put it on or take it off. 

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 23, 2015 at 6:45am

Franklin, Last years

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 23, 2015 at 6:17am

G7th Finger print scanner..that should bring price up to 200$ :)

Published Mar 31, 2015

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Ah you Brits, don't you Know Youtube runs on EST ...:)

 

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