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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 Robert Williamson on May 17, 2015 at 6:19pm

Old blog about Milton Kyser with a very interesting history with pictures and descriptions of the evolution of the various types of capos.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 17, 2015 at 5:48pm

Martin tuned to Open G, with 5th string capoed at 10th fret ..for practicing 5-string banjo chords.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 6, 2015 at 12:57pm

Received today

Just to remind you, this is the $11 Chinese  knock-off of the Creative Tunings Spider.

And it has all the qualities of a knock off ;)

First problem I found with it is the tiny tabs that are intended to keep capo same height above fret board Interferes  with the 1st string on my Martin. It clears 1st string on my NE Amber Trails. ..

The second problem is the capo is flexible where it should be stiff, and the clamping action fails because the jaws flex as you tighten them (they bend outward)  causing the capo to lift away from fret board..

As others noted, adjustment of this capo design is awkward.. But for alternate tunings for which there isn't a pre-cut capo, its a cheaper solution than a guitar for each tuning :)

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 5, 2015 at 8:55am

Found the K&M for 23 on, ordered..

also order this strange plastic looking lock lever design

FACILLA® Quick Change Tune Clamp Key Capo $4.29

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 28, 2015 at 6:20am

home page of the 1st capo below

It is a unique implementation of ratchet design, release is accompished by squeezing the two tabs together, much like the quick connects on backpacks.

There are 2 models, 14530 is curved, 14535 is flat

quick search reveals that B&H photo carries it for $44usd. Seems B&H has branched into Musical Instruments and accessories much  more extensively than when i ordered pro-audio stuff from them a couple yeas ago.

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 28, 2015 at 5:58am

A couple interesting capos from Konig & Meyer

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 27, 2015 at 5:36am

cork, so retro :)

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.


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