July 6, 2018 at 1:54 am #996
Why does my cheapest capo sound the best?
July 14, 2018 at 7:52 pm #1012
Ha, ha. What is it. Newman doesn’t sound Scottish.
Can you describe what you hear that makes you say that?
July 15, 2018 at 9:35 pm #1022
it’s a D’Addario that was like 10 bucks, on one guitar it just slays, on 6 others it sounds like poo….who knows
July 16, 2018 at 12:15 am #1023
Is it this one Richard?
July 16, 2018 at 12:25 am #1024
Oh you did say $10.00, probably this?
July 16, 2018 at 1:09 am #1028
that’s the one PW-CP-07 sounds good on my tele as well.. soft “v” neck…who knew?
July 21, 2018 at 3:59 am #1061tadolModerator
I’ve been trying to find my old “elastic”capo, which was the only one I knew for many years – I don’t think they even offer them anymore – but if its buzzing, you just have to stretch it one more hole –
August 24, 2018 at 7:34 am #1200DanielParticipant
Fretboard radius has a lot to do with how effective a capo is.
If they don’t match well, either the outside strings or the inside strings will not make great contact with the capo. Lots of companies solve this problem by using soft enough material to form properly to the fretboard despite the curvature mismatch.
I suspect, Rich, that your cheap capo matches that one guitar perfectly and the other not so well.
In my case (ha), I’ve got a 15 year old Elliott that matches my SCGC perfectly and is as sonically transparent a capo as I have ever heard.
I have a lovely Shubb I bought for my Telecaster, a model made for electrics, that has too much radius. So it doesn’t quite fit the Tele! Sounds rubbish. 🙂 I suspect the old elastic and rubber ones would sound great on the Tele.
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