#1
Hi not sure if this is a pointless question or not but I am looking to buy a capo and I am unsure whether to buy expensive or cheapish. Been looking on eBay and they vary in price from a couple of quid to twenty quid. I am trying to keep the cost as low as possible but I don't want to have to buy twice? Just wondered your thoughts.

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#3
The ones going for a few quid will probably break within weeks. Get a decent spring-loaded job and you'll be set. You'll probably be spending 10-15 quid
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Quote by Paddy McK
The ones going for a few quid will probably break within weeks. Get a decent spring-loaded job and you'll be set. You'll probably be spending 10-15 quid
Pretty much this. You don't need to spend a fortune for a good Capo, but you don't want an elastic band that goes round your neck.

I've got a Gyser capo. It works fine and they're about a tener.
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#7
Elastic band ones are garbage.

I've played trigger capos before and don't care for them. For 8 years, I've trusted my Shubb. It has to be manually adjusted, which has its ups and downs, but I prefer it as I use it up to the 8th fret on my D standard acoustic. If you have the luxury of checking both spring and screw capos, do so. A Kyser would be cheaper and involve less of a fuss for certain, but I like tinkering. Meh.
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Get one that's gold-plated. For teh tonez!
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#9
Just get a Kyser.
- they are cheap
- they do the job
- you can get them in a color that matches your guitar

I buy them according to color. Red Rickenbacker gets the red capo, White Falcon gets the white capo, etc... Kyser capos are so cheap it's easy to have more than one.

#10
I have a black Kyser just like in CasinoEpiphone's pic. I've used it daily for 4-5 years and it's as good as ever. They're no hassle to move up and down the fret board and they're not expensive so if you just get one of those you'll be set.
#11
I use the Dunlop Acoustic one actually.
Mom bought the wrong one for Christmas.
Seems to work good, but I'm not an expert or anyhting