Well all this talk about capos and the GAS hit again. With the Gretsch finally in my hands I could check the colour and order a strap and STRAPLOCKS (don’t want another Cherry incident), a mini tuner, some Elixir Nanoweb 13s for my acoustics and wait for it
one of these
And very nice and ergonomic it is too, plus it did not break the bank.
This has been an interesting and entertaining thread. Reading about all the different brands I didn’t recognize had me wondering which other one (or ones) I should try.
I’ve had the same capo for 6 yrs now. I really like it and came to the amazing discovery today that it’s a G7th - the Nashville. To me, it works really well, doesn’t show significant wear, goes on easily with one hand (most important to me) and can be stored on the headstock. Was <$20 if I remember correctly.
@29PAS That made me laugh Chip and you’ve given me some info I wanted - that the capo has served you for 6 years. I paid AUD85. My capo might outlast me
Good point @RadekSiechowicz Radek. Since I’ve been playing with the new capo I’m hearing clearly where my strings are in need of changing. Till now I assumed it was 100% the result of my poor playing or a worn out capo. It really does give me a fuller tone, more colours.
I ended up with G7th Performance 3 and recommend it too - works great on both acoustic and electric guitar. The capo I had before was recommended by the store clerk and it was very bad… Hard to put on and guitar was going out of tune. Bottom line, I think it’s worth to invest in a good capo.
Wow, all these comments about a new capo… love it!
I never much bothered with what type, make or model of capo I used. I didn’t much use one when I was playing, so it wasn’t important. Now, however, I’m performing a couple of times a month with another singer who also plays bass. His vocal range is slightly different to mine so I employ a capo on a fair few songs.
To that end I took a chance and bought a G7 performance 3; it really is very good! Is it better than other capos on the market - I don’t know. But it was good enough for me that I bought a second one!