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Creative Tunings Universal Capo - SpiderCapo  

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Overview

  • Fits all guitar fingerboards
  • Unlimited application for all styles of music and playing levels
  • An invaluable guitar accessory and creative tool for singer/songwriters
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    $39.95
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      Opt for open string tuning without the fuss of de-tuning with this Best In Show capo!

      The Creative Tunings SpiderCapo allows you to capo each string individually, making hundreds of open string tunings possible without re-tuning your instrument. The guitar capo won the Best in Show award at the 2009 Summer NAMM trade show. With the SpiderCapo you can play all the bar chords and riffs you already know, plus unlimited new chords (which is not possible with standard tuning). You can also change guitar tunings while playing, finger above and below the capo, play melodies with open string accompaniment. You can easily use the Creative Tunings SpiderCapo in live performances and explore unlimited creative possibilities, new tunings, keys, harmonies, and textures.

      Features

      • Fits all guitar fingerboards
      • Unlimited application for all styles of music and playing levels
      • An invaluable guitar accessory and creative tool for singer/songwriters

      Improve your capobility when you buy the Spider, the capo for endless tuning options!

       
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      Creative TuningsUniversal Capo - SpiderCapo
       
      4.1

      (based on 18 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (5)
      • Good quality (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

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            • Experienced (3)

          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Not a replacement for a

          If you're thinking for trading your old straight capo for this, don't.Putting it on is not something you can do casually between songs ? it's a procedure that takes a bit of time and...Read complete review

          If you're thinking for trading your old straight capo for this, don't.Putting it on is not something you can do casually between songs ? it's a procedure that takes a bit of time and fidgeting with both hands (lift all the "fingers" up, pull the end pieces apart, put on, tighten, align "fingers" with the strings).The "fingers" move freely on the shaft, which means it will work on a variety of neck widths and string counts ? works great on my fretless Jazz Bass. It also means you have to move them into proper place yourself.Once it's on and set, it's great and does what it claims. Very solid, and you can vary the force on each string by angling the "finger" differently. Possible to flip them during performance, though not as smoothly as a Hipshot or D-tuna, I imagine.

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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Shattered Hopes

          This capo was a brilliant idea that all but failed when put into practice. It took multiple tries and about ten minutes of tinkering before I got it to hold down ANY strings. When...Read complete review

          This capo was a brilliant idea that all but failed when put into practice. It took multiple tries and about ten minutes of tinkering before I got it to hold down ANY strings. When I finally managed to get it placed right it worked like a charm.....until I tried to move it. I loosened the top screw almost to the point of falling off and it still would not budge. After a lot of effort it popped off and left indentations on the neck of my guitar. This product is bad quality, low performance, and over priced. Not to mention that it has the potential to damage your instrument.

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          5.0

          Useful Creative Tools for a Songwriter

          By skys3

          from Birmingham, AL

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          Pros

          • Customizable
          • Functional
          • Useful

          Cons

          • Plastic Hammers But Works

          Best Uses

          • Composing
          • Funky Tunings
          • Songwriting

          Comments about Creative Tunings Universal Capo - SpiderCapo:

          This capo, although some folks don't realize that it's made for all guitars, is very useful and works great. It's made of metal and has plastic hammers for fretting individual strings at a certain fret. Each hammer can be moved for wide fret boards or narrow fret boards...so yes it can take a minute to set up, but the product is designed this way to work for all guitars. This is not a quick change capo but is very useful when you record one guitar track and then want to record a second guitar with a different tuning. I highly recommend this product. It's so fun to use when being creative in songwriting. It could be improved with rubber-tipped hammers but this is still a worthy addition to any creative guitarist.

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          5.0

          Revolutionary Devise-Expands the Guitar-

          By Joe

          from Ny,ny

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          Pros

          • Big Funinspiration
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Creative Tunings Universal Capo - SpiderCapo:

            I am an average player, I can play a few chords, but I have to say I immediately expanded my guitar repertoire once I put this thing on. I started with the DADGAD tuning and just played the chords I already know. Right off the bat, I had a new song! I admit I'm kind of excited so please excuse my gushing.
            At first I had to be careful putting it on and taking it off. And I learned you have to be sure you have tightened it enough or it will lift up a tiny bit over the treble strings and you will get buzzing. But after a few times, I was able to put it on and take it off just by feel- without looking. Well worth the effort.

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            5.0

            Great Invention

            By Starrshine

            from California Mountains

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Creative Tunings Universal Capo - SpiderCapo:

              I use this capo often in my performances and find it easy to use. I think that some people are not following how to use it. This is not a replacement for a standard capo! This is to change tunings without detuning your strings. It is very effective for this purpose and it is possible to play on either side of the capo. Endless possibilities!!!
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              5.0

              Awesome device!

              By joe

              from ny,ny

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Creative Tunings Universal Capo - SpiderCapo:

                  I dialed up an open G tuning from the instructions. An hour went by like a minute…I have lots more ideas now…5 stars

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Does the job

                  By skys3

                  from Birmingham, AL

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                  Pros

                  • Fretters Are Adjustable
                  • Functional
                  • Should Fit Many Necks

                  Cons

                  • Fretters Made Of Plastic

                  Best Uses

                  • New Tunings

                  Comments about Creative Tunings Universal Capo - SpiderCapo:

                  I've seen reviews about folks complaining that it takes a while to set up. This is not a quick change capo and is built to fit many different sized fret boards. I bet this would work on just about any size fret board, which is why the fretters are adjustable. All guitars are not made to the same specs, so they designed this capo so you can use it on any 6-string. I bet it would even work for a 3/4 size guitar for a child because everything is adjustable! The fretters are made of plastic, but I'm not sure what other material would be better, maybe rubber. So, this capo does what it's supposed to do, but you may have to retune your strings after putting the capo on, just like with all other capos. I look forward to writing some new tunes using this innovative capo and I think it will last a long time, if it's taken care of.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  design flaws

                  By acoustidude

                  from Jackson Hole, WY

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Functional

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Creative Tunings Universal Capo - SpiderCapo:

                      The treble strings won't depress on a curved fretboard (virtually all of them these days). Very frustrated with trying to use this device!

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                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      SpiderCapo

                      By Jed Burdick

                      from Wisconsin

                      Comments about Creative Tunings Universal Capo - SpiderCapo:

                      Decent
                      The spider capo was just ok. It seemed like it was really cheaply made and kind of disappointing, if they wanted to make a better profit they would make them better. And it was too over priced! But it's a good idea.

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                      (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Shattered Hopes

                      By Nick Markham

                      from Tennessee, USA

                      Comments about Creative Tunings Universal Capo - SpiderCapo:

                      This capo was a brilliant idea that all but failed when put into practice. It took multiple tries and about ten minutes of tinkering before I got it to hold down ANY strings. When I finally managed to get it placed right it worked like a charm.....until I tried to move it. I loosened the top screw almost to the point of falling off and it still would not budge. After a lot of effort it popped off and left indentations on the neck of my guitar. This product is bad quality, low performance, and over priced. Not to mention that it has the potential to damage your instrument.

                      Comment on this review

                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Ehh..

                      By trogdor1345

                      from Charlestown, IN

                      Comments about Creative Tunings Universal Capo - SpiderCapo:

                      Supposedly works great, but it never worked for me. It always failed to press the strings enough to capo, only creating the sense of muting. Definitely not worth the $$ I spent on it.

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                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This thing is awesome!

                      By BradyB

                      from Salt Lake City, UT

                      Comments about Creative Tunings Universal Capo - SpiderCapo:

                      I finally have an answer to constantly having to tune my guitar for different songs. Before I would have to use a standard capo and have it compress all but the E and A strings; not very efficient in that the capo would sometimes pop off while playing. With the Spider Capo it's like "programming" it to compress whatever strings you want. Not only is it much more convenient but it also unlocks so many more musical and influential possibilities. I can't give it a 5 star rating because I think it could be just a little less money for such a small piece of plastic, but still an awesome invention.

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