"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…"
"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…"
"The Quickdraw must be the material they're made of. It doesn't roll, but it seems almost friction free. Steafan has been using them for years on his guitars and bouzoukis and they have done no damage to the necks. Mine…"
My friend Steafan gave me a Quickdraw capo for my birthday (actually it was his birthday party, but mine is 2 days later).These are hard to get on, but once you get them on, they can stay there…"
"Robert, Mostly the F-style mandolins are more expensive than an equivalent A-style. The scroll adds a lot to the price. Don't get a cheap F-style just for the scroll, since it adds nothing to the sound, but is purely cosmetic. …"
"While I never owned the mando I'm holding in the photo above, I did have use of it for a while and loved it. My son was loaned the black A-style by his friend, the late Willie P. Bennett and he loved it as well."
"As far as new A models, many are A5s which have the same neck length and scale length as F5s, and sound the very same as the equivalent F-style model, but are far less expensive. There are those who claim that the scroll changes the…"