capo recomendations

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  1. exhaust_49

    exhaust_49 Member

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    What is your favourite capo? I've got one but I have a muscule problem and it's a two handed job to squese the capo open (it's one of those kyser capos). I was looking at the victor capo from dunlop. Looks like it would be a lot easier to use.
    http://www.jimdunlop.com/products/capos/victor/index.html
    If you have any recomendations on a good, easy to use capo please let me know.
     
  2. riffmeister

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    Shubb is nice, too......very low profile.

    but I still reach for and use a Keyser.....I find it to be very easy to move around on the neck.
     
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    What about those Dunlop C-Four? Looks handy too... I never tried them and use a Dunlop Trigger which is great for quickly move around the neck but does require a bit of strength to insert and release.
     
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    The C-Four looks like it would work well but Im the kinda person that likes things simple (less to break). The victor has one screw and a hinge, the C-Four has a screw and two hinges, plus its more bulky.
    Does anyone have any reviews on the Dunlop Victor Capo?
     
  5. Scott Peterson

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    Shubb. Own a bunch including Dunlop, Keyser and others.... don't touch 'em. Shubb for me please.
     
  6. exhaust_49

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    Whats Shubbs web address?
     
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    I found the address.

    the deluxe shubb looks very good on a guitar and its not really big at all. I like the fact that you can buy a replacment sleeve if you need to. Even though its got an extra hinge its made of stainless so no worry there. Im probably going to go with shubb.

    thanks
     
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    I have an Elliott push button and it is da bomb for tone. Best capo I've ever had. Beware...it's not cheap.
     
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    +1

    This is what I use also. But...they do cost over $100.00
     
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    I nothing but great things to say about the G 7th capo. You apply the pressure to the strings and it never makes the strings go sharp and out of tune.

    I have used many capos over the past 10 years and this is by far the best one I have used.

    Here is a link for it:
    http://www.music123.com/G-7th-Performance-Capo-i152210.music
     
  13. tthompso7

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    I've owned them all...the Shubb was my favorite until the G7th came along. No adjustments....just clamp it down. They only problem is that they're $30-40. The new planet waves capo is suppose to be nice.
     
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    I thought this Glider capo was interesting:

    http://www.glidercapo.com

    Seems once you put it on, it rolls up and down the neck and even over the nut to put it away.
     
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    Shubb, because you can adjust the pressure. And Rick is a great guy!
     
  16. exhaust_49

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    I just ordered a shubb. Can't wait to get it.
     
  17. MichaelK

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    I use a Keyser because it's so fast to move around the neck. I don't have time to adjust a Shubb on stage.

    I don't experience it pulling the guitar out of tune if I position it properly, straight across and close to the fret.
     
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    I've used both Kysers and Dunlops for years for easy, quick changes. However, I recently picked up the new Planet Waves capo and think it's great. It's fast to set up or move. It also has the rubber cut in such a way that you can get the capo almost right on top of the fret wire without it being in the way. With the screw adjustment, you can tighten it exactly where you want it without throwing things out of tune.

    Most of all, it actually sounds better than the other capos. When I compare the Kyser and Dunlop to the PW, I realized that they slighly deaden the tone of the strings. Highly recommended.
     
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    I have a glider, love it to death.
     
  20. John Phillips

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    I have two Kysers which seem to work best on my electrics and my Taylor 6-string, and a Dunlop which is better on my Martin 12-string - it fits the curve of the board very slightly better than the Kyser 12-string model, and has a wider pad so it seems to be able to apply softer pressure but over a wider area, which matters more on the 12 to stop buzzes with the different-sized string pairs.

    I don't like the Shubb - I read so many reviews saying they were the best that I really tried hard to like it for a year or two, but I found it fiddly to set just right and cumbersome to fit or move. The Kyser was a revelation when I tried one, and I gave my Shubb away immediately.

    Like Michael I find that the Kyser (and the Dunlop) works best when set right next to the fret, and I wonder if the problems some people seem to have with them come from not doing this - I've never had a single issue with mine.
     

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