Which CAPO for a 9.5 radius electric guitar w/ FAT NECK??

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  1. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    What are the choices and best price/performance ratio, especially for open tunings? We've been doing some open tuning things lately, and I wanted to move around more easily without having to swap guitars. I have an old one, but it is horrible and a pain to put on. Any sugestions? Any match well with Les Pauls or other thick neck guitars??
     
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    Tramp Gold Supporting Member

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    I recently picked up a Planet Waves Dual Action capo for use with my Vinetto blackguard (9.5 radius, big neck). The adjustable tension makes it easy to slap on without having to retune. Sells pretty much everywhere for $20. I gather the G7th capo is great, but it's twice the price. YMMV.
     
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    kludge The droid you're looking for

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    Forget price-performance ratio, and just get a G7. You'll thank me for it later.
     
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    Paige all the way
     
  5. todd921

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    Getcha a G7. Worth every penny. And, yes, I know it's expensive. :D
     
  6. gtr777

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    I have the planet waves NS capo...work great and weighs nothing. I have the G7 as well but don't like how heavy it is. JMO
     
  7. GAD

    GAD Wubbalubbadubdub Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a G7 and the Planet Waves NS and much prefer the Planet Waves. YMMV of course. That's why I bought them both. :)

    GAD
     
  8. David Collins

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    Best sounding capo ever!

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    Just make sure it's a #2, or it'll kill your sustain.


    Honestly, I still like Shubbs. Part of the beauty of them is that it's very simple to temporarily pull off the rubber and bend the bar in a vise or even some channel locks to perfectly match the radius of your guitar. Having a capo that matches the radius of your fret board is one of the best ways to minimize tuning issues.

    Still, if the radius is close or the padding is sufficient to match with your guitar, planet waves is making some very good and easy to use capos.
     
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    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    Another happy Planet Waves NS owner. Best capo I've owned. And I've had a bunch.
     
  12. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Planet Waves NS here too - it even handles my 12-string acoustic with no tuning probs.
     
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    Does the Planet Waves work with big chunky necks?
     
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    G7 = The mother of all capos!
     
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    I use the Planet Waves NS as well. We capo a lot in the praise band I play in, and the NS works so well I bought a second one as a back-up. I play a R6, R9, 59 ES-335, 56 Relic Strat, all with chunky necks and the NS works great on all of them.
     
  16. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    just bought the planet waves capo...report to come...
     
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    G7th all the way!
     

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