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Capo

Post by closet guitarist » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:54 pm

Looking to buy a capo for a classical guitar. Opinions?

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Re: Capo

Post by Christopher Langley » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:44 pm

My favorite is a traditionally styled cejilla

Pretty much all of them I have tried work well.. But this one looks the best on a classical guitar.

Honorary mention to the shubb it is my second favorite. But they seem easy to lose.

If you can buy one at a shop that might be ideal to insure a good fit.. But really any decent cg capo will work they are just flat. Its a little more tricky with radiused fretboard.
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Re: Capo

Post by ronjazz » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:50 pm

Dunlop. Light, easy to use, and inexpensive. Wooden cejillas are also light, elegant as well, but less forgiving and harder to deal with.
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Re: Capo

Post by rwe » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:57 am

Shubb or Planet Waves Capo CP04NS (the last one was the only one that works without buzz on the wider fretboard of my classical bass guitar).

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Re: Capo

Post by closet guitarist » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:38 am

Thank you for the responses.

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Re: Capo

Post by simonm » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:43 am

There is another thread on exactly this topic viewtopic.php?f=1&t=102816
3 pages of replies.

I use Schubb

The OP (ex-member now) of that thread also eventually bought a Schubb.

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Re: Capo

Post by closet guitarist » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:45 am

ronjazz wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:50 pm
Dunlop. Light, easy to use, and inexpensive. Wooden cejillas are also light, elegant as well, but less forgiving and harder to deal with.
Not sure which Dunlop you are referring to - could you be a little more specific?

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Re: Capo

Post by segobreawill » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:52 am

Another vote for the Schubb.

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Re: Capo

Post by closet guitarist » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:11 pm

simonm wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:43 am
There is another thread on exactly this topic viewtopic.php?f=1&t=102816
3 pages of replies.

I use Schubb

The OP (ex-member now) of that thread also eventually bought a Schubb.
Thank you for the link. I did a search of the forum and did not find what I was looking for- I did not see a search function where I could search "subject" titles. I do not find the functionality of this forum all that great.

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Re: Capo

Post by khayes » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:16 pm

closet guitarist wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:11 pm
simonm wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:43 am
There is another thread on exactly this topic viewtopic.php?f=1&t=102816
3 pages of replies.

I use Schubb

The OP (ex-member now) of that thread also eventually bought a Schubb.
Thank you for the link. I did a search of the forum and did not find what I was looking for- I did not see a search function where I could search "subject" titles. I do not find the functionality of this forum all that great.
I think if you click on the gear wheel (Advanced Search) on the right of the Search box you will find what you need.
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Re: Capo

Post by closet guitarist » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:28 pm

khayes wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:16 pm
closet guitarist wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:11 pm
simonm wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:43 am
There is another thread on exactly this topic viewtopic.php?f=1&t=102816
3 pages of replies.

I use Schubb

The OP (ex-member now) of that thread also eventually bought a Schubb.
Thank you for the link. I did a search of the forum and did not find what I was looking for- I did not see a search function where I could search "subject" titles. I do not find the functionality of this forum all that great.
I think if you click on the gear wheel (Advanced Search) on the right of the Search box you will find what you need.
Not sure if I had tried that - thanks for the tip.

Have now ordered a schubb.

Cheers to all who have responded.

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Re: Capo

Post by Todd Tipton » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:33 pm

And yet another vote for Shubb. I've had the same couple of ones for years. They can be placed or removed in 2 seconds. It is also very easy to adjust the tension in 2 seconds. Imagine a program going back and forth between capo or no capo and having to have the capo at various frets. Imagine all of that happening in a set. You would want to quickly, subtly make the preparations between each piece. The Shubb is fully capable of doing the job and for a very friendly price.
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Re: Capo

Post by robert e » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:55 pm

Schubb is also my all-time fav out of several designs I've tried, though I've never had one for the CG. Compact and seems near-indestructible, quick to use and spring-less. I haven't tried the new roller design, but if I get one for CG it would be the Lite model, which uses the original non-roller design.

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Re: Capo

Post by closet guitarist » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:33 pm

Cheers for the affirmation.

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