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Capo Collections 12 Replies

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Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Robert Williamson Jan 24.

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, 2015.

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 June 10, 2015 at 1:16pm

Jim i wouldn't refuse them as bday or xmas presents..

btw look like he used bycycle tire for the pressure pad ;)

Comment by Gary Clements on June 10, 2015 at 9:06am

Check the following video to see Tommy Emmanuel's advice for keeping strings in tune using a Kyser capo.

Comment by Jim Yates on June 9, 2015 at 7:17pm

Robert, Those look great, but unfortunately, they are spring loaded and not adjustable and, like the Keysers, they'll likely pull your guitar out of tune when you put them on.

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 9, 2015 at 6:32pm
Comment by Robert Williamson on June 4, 2015 at 8:02am

Copy of my Amazon review.

I have been reviewing capos for a some time and this is probably the worst of the bunch. I tried this capo on 5 acoustics:
A 12 string Seagull, 2 different 6 string Seagulls, a Martin and a Gretsch Resonator. I test at 2ed and 5th fret as these are the most common placements.
The capo is advertised as a 6-12 capo. The capo radius is NOT specified in the Amazon listing, I received a FLAT radius capo..
This  K&M capo is useless on 12 string.  It cannot apply enough pressure. It leaves most strings buzzing or muted.
On the 6 string guitars the 6th always buzzed whether it was a flat or radiused fingerboard. One has fiddle with capo to get a clean sound. This not a quick-change capo.
 The only plus it has is that it's mouth is the largest I've seen in the 20 styles I've tested. It can handle any acoustic guitar just cant apply enough pressure..

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 4, 2015 at 7:40am

Well the last of capos I ordered has arrived, and it sucks.

From Germany the K&M... so complicated it needs instructions  :)

every guitar i tried it on it buzzed. It was COMPLETELY USELESS on 12 string.

On the 6 string guitars the 6th always buzzed whether it was a flat or radiused fingerboard.


Comment by Robert Williamson on May 22, 2015 at 8:46am

The red plastic D'Addario NS Lite (see Seagull group for pic) does not look very robust. It is actually shorter than the NS so may be a problem with wider necks. I will never use this. I have some concerns that it may snap on a thick neck.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 19, 2015 at 2:16pm

FACILLA® Quick Change Tune Clamp Key Capo $4.29 arrived

This capo scares me.It has a narrow jaw, S it won't even fit on some of my guitars. But the amount of force needed to clamp it, makes me reluctant to even  try. I feel it will damage guitars, and refuse to chance it.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 18, 2015 at 1:39pm

I modified the banjo emulation capoing, I moved Flexi-Capo to 14th fret highest it can go on the Martin and added a capo at 4th fret.

Why am i doing this you may ask?. SO that when I am trying banjos I won't look like a complete idiot trying to remember chord shapes learned in 70's.

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.


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