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Comment by Bob Crain on December 25, 2011 at 6:04pm

Adriaan, I have recently purchased a G7 on recommendation from my Guitar Tech on the basis that it provides a less aggressive pressure on the strings than the spring loaded ones which I was using. I have found it to be very good and does seem to provide a better "touch"....I am very heavy fingered and have to learn to lighten my touch and this Capo seems to do the same with respect to touch and string pressure. I am using it on a D-28 6 String not sure how it will work on the 12 String as they are not very wide, depends on the neck width. I suggest as far as the pressure on the strings go, considering the string gauge difference, it would do an excellent job.

They are a bit inconvenient in respect to performing as it is not easily clipped on somewhere like head or strap probably have to lay it down or put it in your pocket. I think I will likely use my spring loaded one when performing so I can keep it handy. Works great in the studio or at practice.

That's my input, hope it helps.

Comment by Adriaan N Roggeveen on December 25, 2011 at 5:32pm

Question: has anyone in the group used or familiar with the pewrformance of the "Performance G-7 Capo" used on a 12-string guitar. I have a D12-20 and was not impressed, though I liked the action. I have an old "Center pivot lock down capo" that I anve had for ?...Still can't find one even like it without a lot of 'hunting.' Your inmput is appreciated. Peace!


Comment by Michael S. Jackson on December 25, 2011 at 11:12am

M&K - I'm with everyone else. Missed ya'll; it's good to hear from you.

Comment by Gary Clements on December 24, 2011 at 7:49am

Hi Micheal & Cody,

Welcome back. It's been a while since we've heard from you.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well.

Comment by Ken Bellingham on December 24, 2011 at 1:25am

Hey Michael & Cody,

   It's good to hear from you.  Thank you for your generous sentiments.  We wish you the very best for this holiday season and all through the coming year.  Hope your D-35 is providing you with great pleasure and trust that your playing is improving every day.

Comment by Michael & Kody on December 23, 2011 at 10:35pm
Everyone, A Very Merry Christmas Wish! Happy Holidays & may your Tonal Attributes Ring Out with Exceptional Paza..a..a..a..xxxxxx...z! God Bless!
Comment by Ginger on December 23, 2011 at 11:16am

I've never used them but a friend of mine has. While he did switch back to his regular strings, he said the RED strings were pretty good. I guess just not good enough for him to stick with. But then he works at Sam Ash so strings etc aren't a problem for him. =}

Comment by Chris Moore on December 23, 2011 at 4:28am

Strings/Martin... on just about all tracks on my 'Renaissance' album I've used Martin MFX740's Flexible Core Light Gauge Phosphor Bronze. On some tracks I fitted a 13, and 17, and 56 to get a more solid tone. I've tried many other types of Martin string and found the Flexi core range best personally for playability, sustain and 'solidity'. I tried medium gauge but lost some sweetness and sustain. Most of the tracks on the album sort of feature sustained ringing strings underneath the melody so I found medium gauge just didn't ring long enough.

Comment by Tom Butler on December 22, 2011 at 5:49pm

Thanks Edward and Michael. Your comments showed up on my page.

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 22, 2011 at 12:24pm

I have not used the RED brand strings...right now I am pretty happy with what I use on the guitars I have in my normal rotation...but I have a few I can experiment on!  I have a New York made 1948 Epi archtop that could use new strings...there's a start! Don't know how to get the message direct back to him either!  Edward


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