#1
Alright guys, I'm newly registered here and stuff. Hi. Ok. So I play acoustic guitar. Been playing for about 9 months now, and I'm decent. It's an old steel string Yamaha SJ-180, if anyone's curious. Think it's from like 1980 or so, but I'm not quite sure. Anyway. I need to buy a capo, but I'm not sure exactly what to get. So...throw your favorite brands at me with an explanation of why you like it, please! I figured I'd get the best reviews from an actual guitar site rather than some random people on Amazon. Thanks in advance .
#2
Any capo is a good capo.
Well, I've never seen a bad capo, but I'm a noob so... yeah :P
~Carl
#4
It's really not that big of a decision.

A capo's a capo.

Just don't get something too expensive, 'cause that's a waste of money.
It's a process, not an event.
#6
^i concur.
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#7
kyser are pretty good, as are dunlop.
just don't get something really cheap. spend about £15/$25 you'll be fine
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#8
Alright, I'll head to the music store tonight to check it out. Thanks a lot.
Gear List:
Yamaha SJ-180 Steel String Acoustic
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#9
I have the Kyser, works like a charm
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#11
I really liked Kyser Capos until I began playing 12-string more often. Shubb is the only brand which can keep a good consistent amount of pressure on all the strings. The price you pay however is that it takes a bit longer to put on and take off.
#12
A pencil and a strong rubber band. Anything else is just fashion :-)
#14
Shubb. I tried a trigger capo once but prefer the more accurate pressure you can get with the Shubb from one guitar to the next.
#16
Yea, i use the jim dunlop trigger style capo as well. it works just fine. sometimes it pulls it sharp, but that's just the nature of a spring capo.
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#18
Suprised no ones mentioned the G7th Performance Capo.
I love it Really easy to use and quick put on/take off.
http://www.g7th.com/products.asp
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#19
i use a dunlop trigger capo, and it does the job well enough. but yea, like what the rest said, i don't believe i have actually seen a bad capo, but trigger capos are usually easier to use.
#21
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Suprised no ones mentioned the G7th Performance Capo.
I love it Really easy to use and quick put on/take off.
http://www.g7th.com/products.asp


that's cuz it's freaking expensive but there's no doubt about how good the capo is. I would buy one, but im not sure i want to spend $40 on just a capo...
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

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#22
cant go wrong with Dunlop or Kyser. Also, here is a tip: dont spend less that $15 dollars on a decent capo.
#23
kyser or schlub. i think thats how u spell it... each is 15- 25 ish dollors
Thanks for reading this... Ladies
#24
Kysers are good and dont cost 40 bucks
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#25
well no. not all capos are alike. if you buy the cheap kind that are just spring loaded it can sometimes grip too hard and bend your strings out of tune depending on your action.

thats why (if you want to spend some extra) i recommend these kind:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/G7th-405-Performance-Guitar-Capo-103377305-i1130248.gc
mostly because you can set your own tension.

Edit: sorry noticed it was recommended, but yea this is why it is good
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