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D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo 

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Ned Steinberger, the famed product designer, worked with Planet Waves to design this innovative patent-pending capo. The result is a capo that's stro...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Planet Waves reinvents the capo.

Ned Steinberger, the famed product designer, worked with Planet Waves to design this innovative patent-pending capo. The result is a capo that's strong yet lightweight with one-handed operation that allows extremely precise intonation. The NS Capo is made of a sleek, ultralight aerospace aluminum that adds virtually no weight to the neck of your guitar. Plus it has a smooth micrometer screw to ensure the perfect pressure for buzz-free performance at every fret. Works with 6- and 12-string guitars with a simple, convenient single-handed operation that makes it perfect for any guitarist, whether you're a beginner or a professional.

FEATURES
  • Ned Steinberger/Planet Waves collaboration
  • Strong yet lightweight
  • One-handed operation
  • Allows precise intonation
  • Ultralight aerospace aluminum
  • Micrometer screw for buzz-free performance
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D'Addario Planet WavesNS Aluminum Screw Type Capo
 
4.7

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (66)
  • Good quality (59)
  • Functional (56)
  • Improves sound (37)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (43)
  • Concerts (35)
  • Back-up (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (43), Professional musician (17), Novice (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Planet Waves Rocks!

I used many capos and still own at least 5 different types and I prefer this capo. It's lighter, completely adjustable for any neck, it is easy and quick to apply and take...Read complete review

I used many capos and still own at least 5 different types and I prefer this capo. It's lighter, completely adjustable for any neck, it is easy and quick to apply and take off, well made. I just love the company Planet Waves is a very innovative company and I think their designers are great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good While It Lasted

I bought this capo to use as a songwriting tool, I found it to have an accesible price, a nice look and a solid feel. I must have used the capo almost every...Read complete review

I bought this capo to use as a songwriting tool, I found it to have an accesible price, a nice look and a solid feel. I must have used the capo almost every day for around 7 months, sometimes for hours, sometimes just to see if a song sounded better in a different key.

The capo broke after around a year, it did a very good job of staying "in tune" and never slipped off, etc. One day, while tightening the wheel to adjust the pressure while putting it on, I heard a snap and when I looked I saw that the rod which the adjustment screw rides on had snapped at the tip. I was very sad to see it go since I did enjoy the design.

I opted for another company's capo in this price range, this NS capo is a great concept, I think it would benefit from stronger materials.

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2.0

Nice design but not 100% reliable

By Keith

from Texas

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

    I've had this capo for about 1 1/2 years, and I am not a heavy user of capos, but this was probably my preferred one over a G7 and Shubb, simply because it's small and very light (I tend to keep the capo in my pocket) and I liked the flat black look. But, a couple weeks ago a small piece of aluminum (guessing) slipped out from inside and it's fairly unusable. It apparently helps with the bit of "spring" in the tightening mechanism, and while I can put it back in, it just keeps falling out. So, some kind of design problem, which is unfortunate, and made it finally unusable. I won't get a replacement, but if you have one, would make it a backup, and not have it be your only capo on stage.

     
    5.0

    If I ever lose it. I'll want to replace it ASAP.

    By Lee

    from Woodstock GA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

      In contemporary Church music presentations.

       
      5.0

      Nice Capo

      By Metal McGyver

      from Baton Rouge, LA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

        I'm new to using capo's so take my review with a grain of salt, but it seems to work great. It's quite easy to use. You don't have to tighten it very much at all. Seems to be good quality. I like it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great capo for twelve string

        By Joe

        from Glenside, PA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

            This is a great capo for twelve strings. I buy one for each and keep it in the case so I can never forget it. Only down side is you can't really clip it to the headstock when you're not using it.

             
            5.0

            Works great

            By Jeff

            from WI

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Whereever

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

              Easy, fast, small to carry

               
              5.0

              Well Built & Works Great

              By Chip

              from NC

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • MF's price was absolutely the lowest

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                  Positive placement on the fingerboard & micro-adjustment is a perfect solution for the thickness of different guitar, etc. neck's

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Love this capo!

                  By Mickey

                  from Allentown, PA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                    I love this capo. The reason I initially bought it is because of its spare design; it does not get in the way of your left hand, especially when playing barred chords. It is extremely lightweight and simple to use. The tightening screw is easy to apply and requires only slight adjustment to function. It enables you to dial in just the right amount of pressure without over-tightening, thus avoiding sharp pitches. The only reason I didn't give this capo a fifth star is because it is not as convenient to clamp onto the top of the headstock or a mic stand when not in use like spring-loaded capos which operate one-handed.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A solid capo

                    By Doug

                    from Houston, TX

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                      I used Kysers for decades and always had trouble getting a good angle on the neck for proper pressure, especially after they have a few miles on them. The screw type capo gives me the control have exactly enough pressure on the strings. I also find that I'm not re-tuning my high or low E strings as I re-position as much. It even tamed my girlfriends Taylor Mini GS. Not being able to clamp it to the headstock when not in use was a bit of an adjustment, but I just tuck the bar end in my pocket now.I now own three.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      not working on 12 string

                      By pop

                      from boston

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                        love the small size and worked great on 6 string.. but I bought it for a 12 string and I can't clamp it tight enough to hold the light strings.. tried repositioning but no good on 12 string...

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great design...simple operation

                        By Rocky

                        from El Paso, TX

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                          When you get it on where you want it, you'll notice how precise it is.

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