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 Post subject: Re: Capo for the Ric
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"Londinium"

Oh my, what thread drift I've caused with my minor wisecrack. . .

I have a Schubb, a Kyser, and a Planet Waves. No G7th yet. Might pick one up just to see how I like it. G7th makes a few models, but I think most people are talking about the "Performance Capo" model.


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Yes BlueRick we started drifting early on this post! Mind you it has been a linguistics lesson
Yes I think we are talking the g7 performance capo, you are right to be more specific
That performance capo is the best no matter however you want to say it, and that's just stating the obvious! The word capo itself has been the main context of this post from soon after it's conception, it's been a rather funny read. You see I don't need any persuasion I've owned A g7 Performance capo for ages! You can put one one with one hand perfectly!

As for Londinium, well that shows why the English all still say capo. One tends to forget that Latin was the official language used back then.


So to use some Latin Slang,,,,,I'm going back to my testa- pot!


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I believe it is from Italian 'Capotasto';
head of the fingerboard.


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The G7th performance capo is a tad better than anything else I have used. You can put it on with one hand. Just yesterday I was replacing 2 strings, the high E and B, for some reason I was having some trouble keeping tension on the string to hold it in the tail piece and attended to the tuning peg side of things at the same time. I could see the G7Th capo was just in reach, with one hand I was able to grab it and put it on and clamp the strings.

It is the most ergonomic capo I've come across and it appears well made. Yes it is rather expensive, but it's features justify most of the cost.


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Howdy,

I employ a Schubb capo for Keith Richards open-G applications with my 360. My friends (70s classic rock guys) are pleasantly surprised at how good my 360 sounds for "Jumpin Jack Flash" and "Happy" capo'd at the 4th fret (or wherever I've got it) in open G through my Carmen Ghia. The 360 is also good for "Midnight Rambler" with a capo.


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I have added to the pile; I recently picked up a Dunlop spring clamp type capo, which works well, but has a small bit of "play/slop" in the spring (it doesn't affect performance, but "bugs" the frustrated, would-be engineer in me); I could prolly fix this by bending the spring slightlywith a pair of pointy pliers.

I also picked up a G7 Nashville capo at NAMM; I tried all of the G7 capos at the company's booth, and the Nashville capo was the easiest to use; I prefer the spring clamp to having to twist adjust anything wrt capo, especially if I have to do it in a hurry with one had, whilst playing live. A few seconds can make the difference between starting on cue or missing it, and the spring clamp type capos work great in my experience, but capo choice is a personal preference, so buy the capo you prefer! :)


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