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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2016, 01:32:52 AM »

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!

Ed

Well they certainly aren't Shubbs! But it was a lot easier to use than the strap-and-groove Dunlops - and it's still functional.

I guess after using the same mold for at least thirty-five years the R&D is paid for  , so it's just the cost of the nylon.

If the price doesn't convince you - maybe this guy will:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmYOu8bIY74
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« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2016, 05:26:58 AM »

Can't understand what he's saying, but he's a good salesman.  I watched a couple of his other videos.  He seems like a pretty cool guy.
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2016, 11:17:05 PM »

I have another POV to toss in.
 
decades of different capo's has led me now to this.

http://www.g7th.com/home.aspx

And my sales pitch joke...
 What's the first thing you do when you put on a capo? Tune your guitar.
 What's the first thing you do when you take OFF your capo? retune your guitar.

It stands to reason most (if not all ) capos, will pull the pitch sharp to some degree.. The ONLY I have found to get around this, is, to learn to be a better guitar player to not need a capo.
 The second option I have found with the link I posted, is that product.

 Simple, no springs.

 The Schubb is good, (best of the bunch) but sometimes won't work with a wider neck, and if you use different guitars on stage the preset (knurled knob) had to be adjusted, for each guitar and/or fret (depending).

I first took one home for a week-end a couple years ago on spec. tried it on several guitars, acoustic and electric, and, because of the design, the guitars didn't go out of tune or pull sharp, not even one string.

I was sold.
 and when I am forced to use a capo for different voicings, this one never lets me down.
 yes a bit pricey, but on srage, there is no hesitation of having to adjust the tuning of any guitar.
 for my money (and time) that matters a great deal....
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2016, 11:26:19 PM »

foot note to my last post.
 the "voicing" reason for using capo's to me, is a very good justification.
 a few years ago, I accompanied a woman vocalist who wanted the songs in the key they were recorded in with the same voicings, which meant a capo.
 All was fine until we got to a gig, and i had forgotten my capo.

I told her there was no problem and i could do the songs fine.
 she got mad and stomped out, only to return a few minutes later with several different sizez of rubber bands and pens' pencils etc, and proceeded to MAKE me a capo so she could have her "voicings"

ya gotta do what ya gotta do I guess....
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2016, 11:44:27 PM »

Wow! I just won a satin black, G7th Performance 2 custom engraved capo over on AGF! 
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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2016, 01:05:44 AM »

the "voicing" reason for using capo's to me, is a very good justification.

voicing for sure, both in the harmonic sense and in the "piano sense" - capoing changes how the open strings and harmonics ring, often giving the same guitar very different timbres.
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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2016, 01:32:30 PM »

Wow! I just won a satin black, G7th Performance 2 custom engraved capo over on AGF! 


 +1    Good for you...           Bob 
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2016, 01:40:31 PM »

voicing for sure, both in the harmonic sense and in the "piano sense" - capoing changes how the open strings and harmonics ring, often giving the same guitar very different timbres.

I can't find any "partial" capos on the G 7th pages - do you know if they make them?

I don't know if they make them, but most of the partial capos I've seen are stock capos that people have modified (i.e. cut pieces off of).

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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2016, 02:39:53 PM »

I don't know if they make them, but most of the partial capos I've seen are stock capos that people have modified (i.e. cut pieces off of).

Ed

In the Newport series they have partials and a banjo capo - only "plain" in the performance series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmwlgSyyhlY
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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2016, 08:25:47 PM »

In the Newport series they have partials and a banjo capo - only "plain" in the performance series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmwlgSyyhlY

I just did a quick google search.  There are bunches of pages for them, but this one shows a bunch of them by various makers.  Some are pretty interesting.

http://www.partialcapo.com/devices.htm

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« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2016, 01:13:20 AM »

Picked up a G7th Newport today - it's great.

It's a breeze to put on and affects tuning even less than the Shubb. As you can see it's also a little wider than the Shubb so it works on an SD-03 in more positions - I used to have to use the 12 string Shubb on the SD.
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« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2016, 01:22:13 AM »

I like Kysers when I let the the bridge side of the pad push the strings not the fret wire. I lost my shubb, preferred that on m electrics, replaced with an adjustable ,g7th which has nice low profile for keeping out of the way of the fretting hand
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« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2016, 02:41:31 AM »

foot note to my last post.
 the "voicing" reason for using capo's to me, is a very good justification.

Especially in the studio; you can save people a lot of time (s.k.a. money) by quickly "doubling up" a track with the same mic/guitar but using a capo to get a different voicing - leave's the producer with an extra "sonic view".

A lot of guitar's have hidden characters that can be coaxed out with a capo . . .
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« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2016, 03:29:39 PM »

I don't know if they make them, but most of the partial capos I've seen are stock capos that people have modified (i.e. cut pieces off of).

Ed

I know that Shubb makes three and five string capos, the former for DADGAD playing and the latter for drop-E.  I've been thinking about getting a couple, especially the 5-string because I worry a bit about damage to the neck using a regular capo offset.
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« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2016, 02:44:30 AM »

I know that Shubb makes three and five string capos, the former for DADGAD playing and the latter for drop-E.  I've been thinking about getting a couple, especially the 5-string because I worry a bit about damage to the neck using a regular capo offset.

The Shubb partials work fine on 1 3/4 or "narrower" - they're a bit fiddly on 1 7/8

G7th does make a 3 string partial, and a 5 string partial in their Newport line:

http://www.g7th.com/newport-6.aspx

http://www.g7th.com/newport-7.aspx
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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2016, 06:34:17 PM »

I have one of these in the ol' box of guitar bits I can't bring myself to toss out. These days I'm partial to Kyser but I honestly tire of the debate over who makes the best capo. Different strokes . . .

My answer to "the best capo" is the one in arms reach whenever you happen to need one. . .   
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« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2016, 07:53:08 PM »


My answer to "the best capo" is the one in arms reach whenever you happen to need one. . .   

Yeah, this.

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« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2016, 02:55:28 AM »

The Shubb partials work fine on 1 3/4 or "narrower" - they're a bit fiddly on 1 7/8

G7th does make a 3 string partial, and a 5 string partial in their Newport line:

http://www.g7th.com/newport-6.aspx

http://www.g7th.com/newport-7.aspx

That's a good thing to consider about the neck width.  Hadn't thought about that.  Actually, I think the LSV is a 1 13/16.  I've got only two capos as it is, one of which is too narrow to use higher up the neck.
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« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2016, 01:32:24 PM »

I am sold on Paige capos.  I like that they stay on the instrument at all times and just roll behind the nut.  I have an older one from probably about ten years ago that I like better than my newer one though.  The old one has a high-quality rubber contact material where the newer one has a more shiny, hard-ish plastic kind.  It might be stronger but looks cheaper, though doesn't cost any less.  I used Kysers for years but got tired of having them decorate the headstock.  Don't get me started on people leaving electronic tuners on the headstock while they play. . .
 
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« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2016, 06:32:39 PM »

I changed the subject line because the Idea of the thread was to get others to post pictures of older style capos that they have used in the past. It was never meant to be "about the best capo", I just named the thread that to draw in participants. I forgot that some people just read the thread title and comment so my bad. 
But if anyone has any pictures of capo's that have not been shown please post a pic, I know there has to be something odd looking out there.  bigrin
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