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« on: March 24, 2016, 03:24:40 AM »

Remember when these where the best capo, well I thought they were good.

Dunlop Capo


Anybody else have pics of some of the older style capo's?
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 05:11:27 AM »

Ewww,  I remember when folks had those barely.

My first capo was a Dunlop trigger capo (1995 or so).   Later I got a Kyser.  Now I use a Kyser 12-string for everything except my Rainsong 12 which needs more clamping force.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 11:32:13 AM »

I still have one of those capos in the picture (I originally mistakenly called it a trigger capo)...  and one of the elastic band ones.  Now it's Shubb.  Every time I get a guitar, I get another Shubb to throw in the case.

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 12:18:45 PM »

I had several of them and, especially the adjustable ones, they were a vast improvement on what else was available unless you broke the bank and bought a Shubb. 

Trigger capos damage guitar head stocks and turned my Yamaha into a YA AHA.   yak

These days, I have a Shubb, a G7 among various others but I prefer the Planet Waves NS capo for being light, effective and easy to use.   

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 03:09:26 PM »

I have a traditional style Shubb.  It's actually the only kind of capo I've ever used.  Supposedly Shubb has a different style out too.  But I'm sticking to what I have.  It works fine, and why mess with what works?  (Or maybe that the old "we fear change" thing in me!  ohmy )
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 04:28:54 PM »

Back when I use to use a capo I had the one pictured also had one of those large rubber one with the braided wrap that needed to be pull so you could attach the eyelid to the post,I have used Shubb and Kyser but I no longer use any capo's and I have no idea were in my home the last one live's.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2016, 02:39:53 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2016, 10:31:33 PM »

Anybody have one of these?

Hamilton Capo
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2016, 11:03:39 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2016, 12:45:41 AM »

Anybody have one of these?


Yes.  The felt wore off long ago.

I bet (in addition to the Shubbs), I have dozen or more other capos around.  And that doesn't include the 3 or 4 guitars out on long term loan!

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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2016, 12:58:57 PM »

Yeah, another guitar killer if you're not careful with it. Like eded, if I looked in enough drawers and boxes, I'd find a lot of capos that I've used over the years.
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2016, 12:57:46 AM »


...but I prefer the Planet Waves NS capo for being light, effective and easy to use.   


 +1 on the Planet Waves NS capo. Inexpensive and easy to use, doesn't throw the guitar out of tune with too much clamping pressure. People like sticking the Kyser on the headstock. but I just tighten the NS over the top of the strings at the nut when not in use, then it's right there when I need it. 
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2016, 01:13:17 AM »

+1 on the Planet Waves NS capo. Inexpensive and easy to use, doesn't throw the guitar out of tune with too much clamping pressure. People like sticking the Kyser on the headstock. but I just tighten the NS over the top of the strings at the nut when not in use, then it's right there when I need it. 

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2016, 01:39:56 AM »

+1 on the Planet Waves NS capo. Inexpensive and easy to use, doesn't throw the guitar out of tune with too much clamping pressure. People like sticking the Kyser on the headstock. but I just tighten the NS over the top of the strings at the nut when not in use, then it's right there when I need it. 

I've never had a problem with Shubbs and tuning.  And I only wear shirts with pockets.  That way I don't need to clamp anything on the headstock or on the nut.

I think the take away here is, there are any number of capos out there (including the slightly "improved" versions of existing designs).  Most are about the cost of 2-3 string changes.  Try a couple or few.  Keep the ones you don't like for song circles...  Lend them to the person who forgot theirs...  and then forget to pack it up when you leave.  Lol!  I'm willing to bet the people with a preference have been through several. 

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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2016, 04:54:54 AM »

I have a Kyser and it is very easy to place and I usually do not have to adjust it. It just plants itself and your good to go.

I recently purchase a Planet Waves NS Artist Capo with NS Micro Tuner. It is a little more "picky" as to the placement to avoid buzzing or even catching the 1st or 6th string. Once I got the tension adjusted it improved a lot. I really like the tension adjustment vs. the Kyser even though the tension on the Kyser is pretty much perfect.

The tuner clinches it or me. It is so cool, that once you clamp the capo down, you can immediately check the tuning.

So far, my L-03 has been in perfect tune when using the capo.
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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2016, 04:06:50 PM »

Well my favorite is the NS but I also like the Page.
The thread title is kind of a joke, I was hoping to see some pictures of what others have used in the olden days.
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2016, 08:24:54 PM »

Sorry I cannot contribute to the "classic capo" subject. I just started using them!    
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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2016, 06:47:02 PM »

Now it's multiple Shubbs (sometimes a Spyder), but I used those Dunlop ones a lot last century, along with this beast:
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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2016, 11:48:02 PM »

Now it's multiple Shubbs (sometimes a Spyder), but I used those Dunlop ones a lot last century, along with this beast:

Never seen one of those.
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« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2016, 01:13:22 AM »

Now it's multiple Shubbs (sometimes a Spyder), but I used those Dunlop ones a lot last century, along with this beast:

There's one of the Asian mail-order companies I get online catalogs from that has these for about $3. 

At that price, I almost feel bad *not* getting one.  Lol!

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