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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...Read More

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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
       
      4.8

      (based on 70 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (63)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      97%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (36)
      • Good quality (33)
      • Functional (32)
      • Improves sound (20)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (22)
        • Concerts (21)
        • Back-up (10)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (21), Professional musician (13), Novice (7)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Easy to use

        I don't play professionally anymore, but enjoy recording on the GarageBand program on my iMac just for me. And, I don't always use a capo. However, when I do I don't like...Read complete review

        I don't play professionally anymore, but enjoy recording on the GarageBand program on my iMac just for me. And, I don't always use a capo. However, when I do I don't like the hassel of getting the thing set just right and having to tune up again. The short time I've used the NS it has worked like a dream. Glad I bought it.
        Simple one hand operation. It easily went from my acoustic to my strat to the jazz box. Didn't have to do a bit of tuning correction. I've tried several capos over the years (still have one that I bought back in 1963) and this one is by far the best.
        Light weight. Well consturcted. Easy to attach with one hand. Leaving your other hand free for a sip of beer between songs.
        I've paid more for capos that are collecting dust or have been given away.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Excellent Capo

        I am highly satisfied with this purchase, and have already recommended it to friends. I recommend it to anyone looking for a quality capo that won't get in the way.

        The...Read complete review

        I am highly satisfied with this purchase, and have already recommended it to friends. I recommend it to anyone looking for a quality capo that won't get in the way.

        The only other thing I need to state is that when you are not using this capo, you have to take it off and put it somewhere. With a spring loaded capo, I would clip it on the head of the guitar, in case I needed to used it again. I suppose you could find a way to make this one work in a similar fashion, but it would take longer to put it on and take it off, then adjust more to get it to fit over the neck again.
        The thumb screw used to tighten this capo, combined with the very fine threads, make for a pleasant experience when screwing it into place, and allow for very precise control of the tension on the strings. The bar covering the strings is just a bit longer than the fret board on my guitar, which means that it doesn't get in the way as much as all of the spring-loaded capos I have used in the past, especially when playing a B7, or any other chord which requires all fingers. The padding on the inside of the capo is soft enough not to damage the finish on any part of the guitar's neck, yet firm enough not to allow fret buzz.

        I gave it a 9 only because I couldn't choose a different size that was just a cm or so shorter, to avoid getting in the way completely. Otherwise, this is the best capo I have ever owned.
        I haven't owned this capo for very long, so I don't know what the durability or life expectency is, but the construction and selection of materials is high quality. I don't expect to have any problems with it any time in the near future.
        A really great product for the low price.

        Reviewed by 70 customers

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        5.0

        Dircrete posture and won't slide

        By Rupert

        from Tulsa OK

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Holds Securely
        • Improves Sound
        • No Movement Sliding

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I've used several different styles of Capos over the years, most recently the G7 which I've liked because of it's relatively compact design, that for me, gets in the way of making C and E chords much less than other styles. But, this D'Addario capo is even more compact and does not slide between the frets. Once screwed down it stays putting even pressure on the strings creating crystal clear tones. It is my new capo of choice.

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          5.0

          A great capo

          By Rick

          from Concord, Ar.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            A great capo and a great price !!

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            5.0

            Very Pleased with this CAPO

            By DH gig man

            from Augusta Ga

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Very Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              I've always used the spring tension capo and bought this screw type to help my weak fingers not have to squeeze spring. When I looked at capo in package it looked so small that I thought this will never fit on my fret board but surprised to learn how it fits very well all way up board. And very easy to turn screw to move with one hand. Clamps strings very well and does not get in way as do many larger capos.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Attention acoustic players

              By Kk

              from Columbia, SC

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Does Not Go Out Of Tune
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • Tension Adjusts Easily

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  This capo is the best I've used on my acoustic. It was recommended by another musician in our praise band. When I use this capo, I have the ability to fine tune the sound, as the adjustment knob is applied. Great item. The best accessory around!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo

                  By Banjofan

                  from Thonotosassa, FL

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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:

                    Eliminates the problem of where to keep it when not in use. It sits snugly and conveniently over the nut until it's needed and is quickly installed when needed. Great design and quality.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Capo for staying in tune

                    By nilknarf007

                    from Atlanta, GA

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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:

                        If you need a capo that allows you to stay in tune up and down the neck, this is it. It's not a quick change capo, although you can easily change positions in 10 seconds with practice.

                        This capo allows you to put just enough pressure on the strings to solidly fret the strings, but not so much that you bend the strings out of tune. Particularly useful if you need a capo on an instrument with jumbo frets.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice quality, easy to use capo.

                        By dharleyfan

                        from Indianapolis Indiana

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Build Quality
                        • Nice Even Tension
                        • One Hand Application

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts

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

                        I used to only use Schubb's capo's until I tried one of these. Works very well, and very accurate adjustment. Made from what seems to be high grade aluminum. My guitars seem to be in tune better using this capo.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best capo I've owned

                        By jflag

                        from Honolulu, HI

                        About Me Experienced

                        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:

                          This capo puts just the right amount of pressure on the strings and keeps everything in tune.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Long But Easily Modified

                          By Mike

                          from Wilmington, NC

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                          • Too Long

                          Best Uses

                          • Any Time You Need A Capo
                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

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

                          Over the past 12 years I have used on stage the Kyser, Dunlop Trigger, Page, and this Planet Waves Capo. The Kyser is by far the quickest but hinders chording and breaks frequently. The Dunlop Trigger is awkward for me and the Page is slow and sometimes awkward. The Planet Waves is a quick, one-handed capo that allows for the pressure adjustment that I like. However, it is a little long for me. I seldom place the Capo above the 5th Fret and at that point the end of the capo extends an eighth of an inch or more beyond the neck which gets in the way of chording. I simply took a utility knife and cut the rubber even with the neck at the fifth fret and used a hacksaw and file to cut the aluminum flush to the neck and file it down smooth with a slight bevel on top that allows for unhindered playing. It has become my favorite capo and I believe you will love it as well. I like it so much that I just bought a second to use as my backup.

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                          5.0

                          Quick and Easy

                          By MunkMan

                          from Cocoa, FL

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Recording

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

                            The best capo I've ever owned. It's true that the tuning is basically unaffected. The screw adjustment allows for just the right amount of tightening.

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