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right now the capo i have is a crappy plastic ratchet-style one that barely works so i'm planning on getting a new one. What's the best capo on the market for the price in your opinion?
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Dunlop makes nice ones, just get a regular spring loaded one, make sure it'll fit your guitar, don't get an elastic one, and don't spend more than $12 on a fancy one, it's a waste.
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thanks for the advice, i think i'll go dunlop
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NO!!!!! I've used kyser, they work perfect, plus every guitarist i know uses kyser.
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I have both a kyser and the dunlop trigger style, and I much prefer the dunlop. It stays out of the way a lot better.

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yea i'm going to have to say kysers. they're simple. and they last forever. and work perfectly.
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Yeah the G7th capos are really easy to use & are a nice low profile (dont snag your barring finger when sliding back over the capo) ive got like 5 different capos at the moment , for different guitars/banjos , one of my banjo capos is a hair elastic & a shortened pencil, (it worked for Earl Scruggs).
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I'm fond of the Keyser's and the Jim Dunlop's. Both are really good and both cost the same, so see if you can try them and figure it out yourself. In the end they are both good and theyre shouldnt be much difference.
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#13
i used to have that. really nice capo. sort of the capo to end all capos.

worth $40? i dont know... but it's definitely one of the nicest ive ever used.
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#14
the best valued Capo is the Jim Dunlop Trigger Capo, $12 when they could charge a lot more and people would pay it
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I have a G7th and it is the best capo I've ever used. They gave one to me at GC for 25$ though. Even if I had to pay full price I'd said it's worth it. But if you don't have that kind of money to spend on a capo, kysers are a close second IMHO
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I have a Planet Wave's capo and it works really well.
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i'm sorry about how naive i am, but i'm looking at the dunlop trigger flat guitar capo; a flat guitar is another term for acoustic? i'm looking for a capo, i have a takamine g-series acoustic, and im wondering if the above capo would work well with it, the pencil and rubber band is getting a little bit old.
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#18
i used to have a g7 capo and because it was so smooth that at gigs when my hands were all sweaty it took me ages to put it on properly
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#19
I've only used one and it's a Kyser. I bought it when I got my first guitar seven years ago I think. Either way, it obviously hasn't let me down or broken or anything.
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kyser is the best i think, quick, fast easy and it last, you may never have to buy a new one, not unless you lose it lol.
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I'm a big fan of the Kyser 'Quick Change Guitar Capo'...
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I don't know how you can get better than the G7 besides making it lighter. The Keysers are nice also, but it feels like they clamp down too hard. You can adjust the G7 just to put the right amount of pressure. I guess that would come in handy if you have guitars with different neck thicknesses (sp?).
It surely is pricey though, but the question was "Best Capo", not "best capo for the money". Besides, many spend thousands on guitars, so what's an extra $40 ?
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$64.49 AUD i bought a new one for my maton On Friday (i already have a G7th Banjo capo.)
Oh that is with postage.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/G7th-Performance-Capo-The-Worlds-BEST-CAPO_W0QQitemZ290147695160QQihZ019QQcategoryZ33050QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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shredmeiser101
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I've already gotten a capo, but i'm glad to see the interest in the subject. I ended up getting a kyser one and it suits me pretty well for the price. Thanks anyways
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I HAD a Shubb one.


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kyser.. is good really strong capos
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Yuh I've got a Kyser and it's worked well for me for about two years now nothing wrong with it. Spring-loaded is yummy

My sister uses the same one, and I mention her because she capos nearly ALL her songs, so it's getting decent usage. She's had it for a year and a half (after a few months I pushed her into getting the same one!).

And while we're all here, is it incorrect for me to pronounce it "cap-o", cause I hear most people saying "cay-po". Am I wrong, or is it regional, or can I just pass it off and say it's a sexy foreign accent?
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#31
What exactly is a capo.
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It's a little accessory you stick on the fretboard of your guitar so that the notes you play on each string are essentially higher.

For example, if you place the capo on the third fret, what WAS the "fourth fret" now becomes the "first fret". If you play an open E chord, in effect, it is actually a G chord. If you play an open A chord, it is actually a C chord. You've brought the entire thing up by three-half-steps by placing it on the third fret.

It can help you in situations where fretting would be tiresome and unnecessary. Or it can just higher a song by however many half steps.

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#33
I got my new one G7h finally arrived

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#34
I have a Shubb one right now, it works perfectly fine (as I'm sure all those aforementioned do), but I'm going to purchase a Keyser and see it how it works--the fact that I can release/move it with one hand easily and park it on my headstock is appealing to me. Sure, I would like one of those G7 capos, but the price is too steep for me. It would be nice if guitar stores actually had display models to experiment with so people could actually try them out.
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I use a G7, well worth the money. Like someone said, whats an extra few bucks when you spend hundreds/thousands on guitars? It will last, never let you down and they look sexy :P
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#36
Well some of us are poor college students :P

While it's true we are willing to spend hundreds or thousands on a guitar, this is just a capo, and when there are plenty of alternatives that perform/feature the same (or close to it) functionality and reliability WHILE being roughly 1/3rd the price, so even though the G7 may be perceived as being slightly better, the price difference makes it a no-brainer for me. Again while I have not personally tried the G7, I have heard nothing but good things about it--the price point is really the main thing stopping some from buying it.
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#37
Yeah they cost a lot i've got 5 capos for guitar & i got a great deal on a G7th banjo capo on a banjo forum, & it totally sold me so i went without weed for a week & bought one for my guitar no more dramas. It fits my 12 string up till 4 fret as well



Oh excuse the filth of the fretboard as this guitar has a bellying problem & i havent got around to fixing it yet. So it dont get played much as you have to be superman to hold down barres LOL


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