Looking at this through a computer screen or mobile phone - It looked intimidating cause you don't know if the capo was going efficient. Since I was in a desperate need for a new capo and the music store that was near by my house costed like 15 bucks for one.
I thought, "Screw it." And bought the accessory. When it arrived to my house, I got excited because I couldn't wait to play songs that involves with the capo. And lemme tell you that this object is worth every penny.
The strength that the capo pushes down on the frets were marvelous and strong. I played the guitar and it sounded so smooth! So going back up to the title: "Is this worth your money???" And without a doubt, YES!
I've played guitars and other for a long time, many years and never used a Capo. I'd use a chord fragment or just find it up the neck in some pattern/box. However, recently, I've been looking at Lap Steel and Tunings and actually a - capo would help during a guitar setup too but never got around to getting one (Nut Action and Neck Bow as third hand).
Therefore, as my first, and looked at what could be had at what price, this looked good. I can't do an in hand comparision to this design versus same design and x5 on the Price. Well, I guess I could but just need what works reliably and may be same quality anyway.So, it works.
It seems gentle yet firm enough and if take care, the rubber edges look OK. The Frame seems a bit "light" for me. I am not willing to pay x5 in price for a more solid cast one. I'll check next time in a Store.
I love this product. This year, I got my first guitar and began to teach myself, so I have something to sing along with. However, I quickly realized that I needed a capo to play many songs. I hopped on Amazon and went to the best looking and best reviewed capo I could find.
Quickly ordering it without even realizing it came with picks, I was very happy with my purchase. When it arrived, I saw the nice packaging and the capo which is beautiful. I also saw the picks which came in a nice small cardboard holder and had two different widths, instantly I switched to those picks and have been using them for about a month now.
I love this capo it is easy to use and looks very nice, I recommend this product to every guitar player.
This is probably the best capo I've had. The lining is sturdy and stiff enough to hold the strings, but smooth enough to keep my instruments in good condition. The spring is fantastic! Just the right amount of tension. I definitely recommend this capo to anyone who's hands don't allow for bar chords!
I've had tons of capos over the years... Kyser, Dunlop, Shubb, etc. This inexpensive capo works just as well as those costing 2-3 times more. It works great and is a fine fit on all my guitar necks, acoustic and electric.
I don't have any issues whether it's on a more vintage style 9. 5" radius fretboard or a more modern 12" radius. I don't have any super-flat necks like 14" or 16", so I can't comment there. I've never had a capo break, but I lose them all the time...
It starts with "Hey man, can I borrow your capo?" and ends with me never getting it back. At $15-20 a whack, that really adds up over the years! I found myself yet again needing to replace a wandering capo and decided to limit my investment this time, and purchased this little gem.
This is well made of solid materials. No rough burrs or shoddy casting... All edges and corners are nicely rounded. The rubber strip that touches the strings is solid, and they even have a nice rubber molded thumb grip. This is what really sets it apart from some of its similarly priced competitors.
Geeze, what a deal for the price. I had been looking for Capos for 20 and 30 dollars. Thought I'd just try my luck, on this one, a friend showed me his. This is an outstanding capo. Strong and sturdy all-metal construction.
It really clamps down on that fret but has a no-scratch design. One review said it didn't hold the tone. I was going sharp and noticed I did not have the capo all the way on the neck. Presto, pure clear tone right on the money.
So make sure its all the way on. Also sports a nice firm grip rubber sleeve pick holder and a peg puller. Quite a value for 8. 99 and free shipping. Oh and four free assorted picks.Very nice! I ordered two because I play on two different floors in my house, my office on breaks on a Pocket Rocket and on my Tele downstairs.
I couldn't be happier! You can keep the 30 dollar capo, don't need it.
I did some research on capos and decided to give Planet Waves a try. I previously had one of those bungie cord like capos, which was fine but it is a bit cumbersome. The other capos I looked into were Kyser and Schubb.
Kyser is great because of its easy trigger grip. It's disadvantage however is that it has a lot of weighted tension on one side so it can knock your strings out of tune. The Schubb deals with this issue by having an adjustable tension spring that will adjust pressure according to the thickness of the neck.
The problem with the Schubb, however, is that it can't really be manipulated with one hand and it can easily fall of the guitar. In comes the Planet Waves. It has a trigger grip so technically you can easily move it around the fretboard.
However, because of the adjustable tension, you do need to adjust it when moving to a different neck thickness. It might rule out the one-handed ease but it does take care of Schubb's problem of falling off. In reality, I only found that I need to adjust the tension when switching between guitars or if I move up way up the fretboard.
My dog got me a ukulele for Christmas and I'm just now getting around to playing it. I had no interest in learning by playing Mary Had a Little Lamb or any other beGINNer songs ... I had one goal and that was to learn how to play Hey Soul Sister!
That was what I wanted to learn first, period. So I went online and printed the tabs from a few different websites. Some chords I got right away, but the others were super hard to play because my fingers did not reach at all.
I noticed a few sites mentioning the use of a capo for easier fingering so I did a little research and bought this one. Great Thing Number 1 was that i felt like an official ukulele player when I got this.
Great Thing Number 2 was how I was able to able to play the chords using the capo because the finger positions were a lot easier. Once I got used to it being there I was able to learn the song!
It's the first capo I've ever purchased (so I don't have much experience to base my opinion). It seems like a solid Capo to me. I only have 2 problems with it.1. Not a huge deal, but it feels like it doesn't always press hard enough on the strings and I get a buzzing noise.It's an easy fix.
I just have to "help" it by pressing it down manually, then it will hold position.2. I find the capo gets in the way when playing certain chords. Playing a B7 with the capo on the 5th+ requires a lot of focus (at least for me anyway).
I've tried moving the capo around in various orientations within the fret, but often times I find I get that buzzing noise I mentioned earlier. Other than those 2 issues, it's a fine capo for the price.
I got 2 capos and 5 guitar picks for $10. I don't even need 2 but its the best deal I could find. They work very well, look good and feel very sturdy. The only complaint I would have is that they are tensioned perhaps more than is necessary, not enough to damage wood but still its a bit aggressive.
Its like it is tensioned to be a 12-string capo.
People are picky about their capos, and some cost well over $100 (and some are, if I were a rich successful musician, worth it (from this same brand, actually!, but, honestly, this one here- it's all you ever need. If you're like me and have several different guitars with significantly different neck sizes, but 2 or 3.
At this price it's affordable. I have one for my slimmer necked Ibanez and Strat, one for my thicker necked Les Paul, and one I use for my acoustics. Not strictly necessary, but it's nice to have the tension set right where you like it (though, honestly, the way these clamp, if the tension is off a bit, it still sounds great!.
I'd say this is the most inexpensive 'decent for a pro musician' capo there is. Until they come up with an affordable one that gets *completely* out of my way (all capos seems to bug my fret hand, to an extent, when I'm playing certain standard chords, as I end up right up against it), this is what I'll be using, practice, stage, recording.
I've tried other capos... And they may seem appealing for some little pick holder or new kind of spring, but none of them are as easy to use, look better, LAST LONGER, and hold tune like Kyser. I've still got 2 solid black ones and a "drop d" capo from kyser.
I bought one as a backup, which I will never probably need... These capos just last... The spring, the rubber... It's all still holding up 12 years after i bought them.Now... Why did I buy this one? BECAUSE IT'S BEAUTIFUL.....
Same great quality, but this rosewood version is just great, pops on stage and matches on of my guitar's finish perfectly. So, if you are in the market for a capo, grab a quality one from Kyser... If you want one that also makes your fellow musician friends jealous, grab the rosewood finish.
Thanks to Kyser for the "if it ain't broke" approach to the function, but continuing to create new products we desire!!
The capo works great except that it's too tight. I can barely open it with one hand, so that's a draw back. I'm using them for my ukuleles and the size is good, works well on my parlor guitar and banjo, too.
Maybe it will loosen up as I use it more often.
I've been playing for 25 years or so and have had probably a dozen capos. This is the first one that seems to have equal tension all across. No notable distortion in intonation, which is something I couldn't say for any other capo I've used.
Easy to squeeze/apply and it's pretty. Definitely recommended.: )-Julie
This is my second capo. The older one has an adjustable knob that you tighten AFTER you have placed the capo on the neck. The advantage to that one is you can control the tension. The disadvantage: its a pain in the butt to line up and tighten thus it never gets used.
But this product's capo design is awesome. Just put it on like a giant chip bag clip. Although this particular capo is cheaper than most so it has a few limitations: It is hard to grip since the handles don't extend as much as the more expensive ones.
It will leave a small dent in your palm for a couple of minutes every time you use it! This is because of the strong spring in it, so it might also change the tuning a bit. Finally it is not designed to go past the middle of the neck at around the 7th fret on most necks.
Having used them all.... This capo is one of the best ever! A cross between the Planet Waves NS and the G7, this is an extremely well made capo that is heavier than the PW and lighter than the G7 and the workmanship is 1st class.
Great finish and most importantly, it does the intended job quite well. At this price you need to get a few. I'd be amazed that anyone would not like it. No string buzz but this capo deserves all kinds of buzz.
Also have 2 Thalia capos and not impressed. Update: Planet Waves has dumbed down their capo to the point that is not worth buying. Still love this capo but find it necessary to gently file down the point on the edge and where the metal meets the rubber on the thin side that would face you.
This eliminates the sharp points asnd only takes about a minutes with a fine nail file.PERFECT!
I bought this for my son as a stocking stuffer for christmas this year. He plays guitar, bass and ukulele. I couldn't believe the price for this capo and was excited about the fact that it came with the clip on tuner.
I opened it when it arrived and the capo was a really nice quality with an attracive faux woodgrain finish. The grip is strong and the hinge is very strong and well made. The digital clip-on tuner came with a battery in the box which was great because it requires a very common, easy to find button battery but I didnt have any in the house.
The tuner has a clip on it which is really cool and the clip swivels so that no matter where you attach it, you can turn it to face you. The swivel on the tuner clip is strong so the tuner doesnt fall out of place while using it.
I have owned acoustic, electric, basses, and ukes, these capos work beautifully for all of them. Plus, the wood finish looks so classy than black ones. And the picks that come with them are of high quality as well. I would highly recommend these amazing guitar capos.
Hold down the strings with no buzzing and never scratch or mark your guitars. When you play at an open mic, you can make adjustments quickly to find the proper tone. I had bought 3 of these, that should tell you how much I like these.
FAQs on Guitar Capos
4 Reasons for Using a Capo on Your Guitar A capo is a device that clamps down across the fingerboard at a particular fret on a guitar. Capos can operate by means of elastic, springs, or even threaded bolts, but they all serve the same purpose they shorten the length of all the guitar strings at the same time, creating, in effect, a new nut.
All the open strings now play in higher pitches than they do without the capo.How much higher? A half step for each fret. If you place the capo at the 3rd fret, for example, the open E strings become Gs (three half steps higher in pitch than E).
All the strings become correspondingly higher in pitch as well B becomes D, D becomes F, and A becomes C. (By the way, you can't play anything below the capo only above it on the neck. To correctly set the capo, place it just before the fret (toward the tuning pegs), not directly over the metal fret wire.read more
I find a capo made for a uke to be more comfortable, But that is just because I have fairly large hands, and a capo sort of gets in my way. I can work around the smaller gadget a lot easier.
But there is no inherent problem with a larger guitar capo. If it is adjustable, either size can be adjust correctly, or too tightly; so that's not a problem. Guitar fretboards are flat, while some guitars have a slight curve to them.They are radiused.
A guitar capo that has the correct shape is better, because it will take less pressure to get all the strings down. Use the wrong shape, and some will be too tight, or some too loose, but they will not be even.
That causes tuning problems. But a ukulele neck is so narrow that even a radiused capo is pretty much flat enough So if you need the capo, whatever you find at hand will work safely, as long as you don't get it way too tight.read more
You mean in an emergency, like it's your turn to come on stage on annual day, in the college auditorium and cover that soulful song let her go' by the band Passenger' , on your guitar and in your own voice, which almost identical to the one on the original disc and the key you're wanting to sing it in , requires the Capo, clamped somewhere, in the middle of the fretboard of your new and pretty, Yamaha acoustic 310 and you're frantically digging into the gig bag for that elusive device and cripes, in your dire moment of need, the grim realization dawns upon your sorry mind, thatright before their very eyes'your co-eds might have thoughts that you were only faking it' and galfriend in the audiencelike before her heart was taking it' Now deep anxiety begins to creep upon your face at first' not so ghostlyturns..read more
I've seen home-made devices with a couple of stout rubber bands and a dowel or whatever to hold the strings down. The main problem being that any such are going to be clumsy and likely bulky when playing at the first position as well.
There are dozens (maybe hundreds.... Of capo designs on the market, some good, some bad. I almost never use one any more but I'm impressed by the Shubb design which lets you finely adjust the pressure on the strings so that you get a clear tone without pulling the strings out of tune.read more
Yes.There are partial capos that will enable you to capo a subset of the strings. The most flexible of them is the Spider Capo, available here: , IQob, Ch, MIla, Pv2J7I3QIVm, MJk, Ch33_w, LAEAQYAy, ABEg, LRev, D_Bw, E&kwid=productads-adid^221925979422-device^c-plaid^323968368423-sku^[email protected], Type^PLA.
There was a Third Hand Capo that was similar, but it apparently has been discontinued.read more
While performing and when not installed on the guitar for playing, my capos go into my front left pocket or get clipped or set onto the shelf of the music stand where the i, Pad sits. I NEVER leave a capo clipped to my guitar headstock.
In fact, one of my guitars has a carved headstock and a capo won't fit there anyway (neither will a clip-on tuner). I don't want junk hanging off my guitars on stage, so I do leave capos or tuners clipped to the guitar.
I use several kinds of capos as each different kind has it's own strengths (and weaknesses) for different purposes. Right now, there are 5 capos sitting on the music stand where I practice. There are additional capos in a drawer in another room I haven't used for a while.
I frequently use multiple capos for creating special tunings. My standard Shubb is used as a full capo below the 5th fret. I often then use a full-size Kayser for grabbing 4 or 5 strings. I don't like the handle of the Kayser, but it can be clipped from the treble Side and positioned at a slight angle toward the nut to stay mostly out of the way.read more
It depends on the song and what compromises you are willing to accept. First, it's important to point out that a capo is generally useless for playing songs in a lower pitch. If you are just playing chords and you don't care about voicings, transposing to a different key can be relatively easy.
If you wish to preserve your voicings it becomes more complex. Often it is just a matter of moving the chords higher on the neck and using a barre chord (where the index finger substitutes for the guitar's nut at the higher pitch).
The barre chord will not sound the same as the original if it had open strings, however, because open strings have different acoustic properties than fretted strings. But what if the original chords had fretted notes at, say the fifth fret or higher as well as open notes?read more
Yes.If you clamp it too far from the fret you can get fret buzz. That would be wrong. Note that most people recommend putting the capo right behind the fret. I will tell you from experience that doing this can make playing certain things in first position hard as the capo can get in the way of the left hand.
In practice, I've found that putting the capo a little bit behind the fret, or slanted with a little more space on the treble strings can help. James Taylor, FWIW, does a slight capo slant and I don't think its an accident.
If the capo has an adjustable tension, and that tension isn't set correctly you can get fret buzz. That would be wrong. Using the wrong TYPE of capo would be another error. If you have a guitar with a curved/radiused fretboard, you'll want a capo with a similar curve, and if you have a flat fingerboard guitar (eg a classical guitar) you want a matching capo.read more
Footnotes Kyser Musical Products TRIGGER CAPO MANDOLINQ: Can I use a guitar capo for a soprano ukulele? Yes, this is possible. However, it is much better to use a capo designed for ukulele, mandolin or banjo, or a cut-down capo to better suit the narrower neck on a uke.
Then there is not as much jaw overhang to get in the way of the fretting fingers. Here is a picture I've just taken of a Kyser  trigger-style guitar capo, and a Dunlop trigger-style mandolin capo : Here they are in place on Kerry, my favourite Lanikai CK-TEQ tenor ukulele.
Note the difference in overhang: While the overhang is less bothersome on the Dunlop capo, it's still too large for my liking, and I'll probaby cut down the top jaw to reduce the overhang sometime soon. I used to use the Dunlop capo on my mandolins, as well as on ukuleles, but these days I prefer to use a cut-down Planet Waves  capo (I cut down the top jaw with my bandsaw ) as it fits much more closely, with much reduced overhang.read more