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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 June 20, 2015 at 5:36am

Spider Capos Everywhere!

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 11, 2015 at 5:52am

I have number of his concert videos..I recommend Live at Sheldon Concert Hall

and his tutorial video Up Close

Comment by Gary Clements on June 10, 2015 at 7:52pm

Glad you enjoyed it Robert.  He is unbelievable to see live.  If you have never been to see him and he comes to your area, don't miss it, you won't be sorry.

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 10, 2015 at 1:26pm

tommy is so good and so amusing

i just watched 6  in row, from that one link Gary;)

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS0cEWwWnGQ

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 neck...it 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.

Avoid...

 

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