Poll: What capo are you currently using?
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View poll results: What capo are you currently using?
G 7th
3 8%
Kyser
17 47%
SHUBB
7 19%
Other (please post)
9 25%
Voters: 36.
#1
That's right, everyone. Check in and tell us all what capo you're using. The capo is an interesting piece of equipment; while it allows the guitarist to quickly change key, making for extremely easy playing, it also is a tone-killer by its very nature. Essentially, you're attaching a big heavy chunk of metal and rubber to the neck of your guitar; somewhere that vibrations are received and sent back from (don't believe me? Take all your strings but your low E and A off and watch the tuners rattle when you pluck them hard). So, what have you found to work for you? Personally, I like the SHUBB standard capo. I've owned it for almost ten years, and it's never let me down. Their customer assistance is like none I've ever seen, too.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#3
ive got two an ok one and a pretty good one; a wittner and a dunlop one.
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#4
I've got an OK Fender spring capo. I could use with a new one though...
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#6
I have the planet wave capo. It's easy to use, but it doesnt work very well when barring the low e string, especially with alternate tunings.
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#9
G7th Nashville. I was a longtime Kyser user, but recently switched. Kyser actually has too strong of a hold, which can slightly alter the tone. A right Nashville will have just the right tension, slightly stronger than a good index-finger hold.

One thing about the Nashville, though, is that you do need to take it out of the package and squeeze it for yourself to find out whether the spring is strong enough. The spring's tension will slightly vary from one capo to another.
#10
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G7th Nashville. I was a longtime Kyser user, but recently switched. Kyser actually has too strong of a hold, which can slightly alter the tone. A right Nashville will have just the right tension, slightly stronger than a good index-finger hold.

One thing about the Nashville, though, is that you do need to take it out of the package and squeeze it for yourself to find out whether the spring is strong enough. The spring's tension will slightly vary from one capo to another.

I've always been a SHUBB user. I use the same capo from instrument to instrument (banjo, tenor guitar, ukulele, etc). It's cheap, it has a lifetime warranty, and I can control the tension with ease.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#11
I use a Kyser, it works fine but it holds too tight and this can turn notes sharp on some of my guitars.
#12
yeah but you cant poke out your freinds eye with the schubb on the headstock i use a keyser just because its cheap and clips on to the mic stand and i can use it to hold lyrics/chord sheet for those drinking nights. my father in law loves his schubb he keeps in in his top shirt pocket and they are small lightwieght and infinitly adjustable.
#13
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yeah but you cant poke out your freinds eye with the schubb on the headstock i use a keyser just because its cheap and clips on to the mic stand and i can use it to hold lyrics/chord sheet for those drinking nights. my father in law loves his schubb he keeps in in his top shirt pocket and they are small lightwieght and infinitly adjustable.

Don't keep it on the headstock. We have pockets for a reason. Hell, I keep mine in my breast pocket. I'll take control (which leads to better tone) over convenience any day.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#14
I use a Kyser quick change. I don't agree that the capo is a tone killer at all.
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#15
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I use a Kyser quick change. I don't agree that the capo is a tone killer at all.

It may not be noticable, but by its very nature, it must be. You're attaching a giant, metal and rubber mute to an intergral part for proper tone.
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#16
Capos definitely kill some tone.

I use a cheap Jim Dunlop trigger style capo. not the best, but it works alright. it kills the intonation a bit though since the pressure is not in relevance to how hard you need to press to actually get the strings down.
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#17
I use a kyser quick change capo. It does affect the tone a bit, but I find it doesn't hurt the intonation if you place it on the fret instead of in between.