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D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo

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Designed for 4- or 5-string banjos and mandolin, the NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro assures buzz-free, in-tune performance at any fret. A micrometer adju...Click To Read More About This Product

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A breakthrough in precision.

Designed for 4- or 5-string banjos and mandolin, the NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro assures buzz-free, in-tune performance at any fret. A micrometer adjustment mechanism allows you to dial in the exact tension needed for clear ringing notes without excessive force in any position on the neck. This greatly reduces the need to retune your instrument during and after capo use. The sleek aircraft grade aluminum construction can withstand the toughest playing/touring schedule while adding negligible additional weight or obstruction to the instrument.

FEATURES
  • Lightweight aircraft grade aluminum construction
  • Designed specifically for 4- or 5-string banjo and mandolin
  • Micrometer tension adjustment

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D'Addario Planet WavesNS Banjo/Mandolin Capo
 
4.9

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • Good quality (27)
  • Functional (23)
  • Improves sound (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Concerts (14)
  • Back-up (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (8), Novice (5)

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5.0

One of the best

By MandolinGuy

from GA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

    It's marketed as usable on both mandolins and banjos but I never used it on a banjo.

    Typical excellent D'Addario quality, The micrometer adjustment makes it easy to adjust to any mandolin including those with nuts 1 3/16" wide. It appears to be designed for flat fingerboards but it works equally well on a radius fingerboard.

    There is only one drawback: There is no way to clip it onto the instrument for easy accessibility. I'm forced to put it in my pocket but I like it enough to put up with that.

     
    5.0

    fits well on my mandolin and electric mandolin.

    By Bill

    from Silver Spring, MD

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

      Needed a functional and versatile capo for my acoustic and my electric mandolins.

       
      5.0

      Just what I was looking for.

      By Big T

      from holyoke,ma.

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Non

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

      Needed a good capo that didn't interfere with my hand. This works perfectly. Easy on and easy off. Holds tuning well. Just what I was looking for!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Ordering was easy,delivery was quick as always. Whole process was very satisfying as usual. Extremely Satisfied!

       
      5.0

      Great capo for banjo

      By IndyBassman

      from Indianola, ia

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

        The capo is much smaller than I anticipated but works great. Doesn't get in the way while playing. Easy to put on and remove.

         
        5.0

        Excellent Capo

        By Marah

        from NH

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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 Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

          This capo fits perfectly on my mandolin and my tenor banjo. It is super easy to use and doesn't loosen up or move around on the neck. It is also small enough not to look obtrusive on the instrument.

           
          4.0

          Handy and Compact !!!

          By Cajun Dave

          from Los Lunas New Mexico

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

            Easy to put on and adjust with just the right amount of tension on the four strings. My banjo has the spikes on the fifth string so this works perfectly!!!

             
            5.0

            yes

            By call me Mr Tibbs

            from calumet mi

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                priced right ,free shipping, win win

                 
                5.0

                Banjo capo...

                By BanjoBilly

                from Huntington Beach,Ca

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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 Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                  Works well....

                   
                  5.0

                  NO MORE BUZZING

                  By LJ

                  from MO

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                      Excellent capo. Works great on mandolins with radius fretboards. No more buzzing, as with spring-type capos. Just put in place, tighten only as much as necessary, and play. Also, it is much less visible to audience, and does not interfere with hands when making a chord.

                       
                      5.0

                      Works great! Cute little boogy. Just what I ordered. Mando!

                      By Mick

                      from St. Louis, MO

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                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

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                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                          Was on sale also!

                           
                          5.0

                          Very cute and works well on both my mandolin and banjo

                          By none

                          from SF, CA

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                              It is small, especially compared to a guitar capo, but it has advantage that it fits compactly on banjo and mandolin necks and ukelele I have.

                               
                              5.0

                              yes

                              By Bill

                              from Ft Myers, Fl

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

                                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                works well for my purpose

                                 
                                5.0

                                Lightwieght and Adjustable

                                By BanjoRol

                                from East Earl, PA

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                  My son uses this capo on an older Gibson mandolin. When using another spring-loaded capo, he could not get good sound at some frets. With this capo, the right amount of pressure can be easily adjusted so that the mandolin doesn't buzz or that the strings aren't pulled out of pitch. He is well pleased with this capo.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Works great nice small size doesn't get in way

                                  By Bill

                                  from Helena mt.

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup

                                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                    Works great on the small neck of my mandolin

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Fun Little Guy

                                    By Benjo

                                    from Manhattan KS

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good Quality
                                    • Improves Sound

                                    Cons

                                    • small

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                      This is a good little capo. It feels quite professional, operates smoothly, is not obtrusive, and it looks fantastic. The screw allows for the capo to precisely adjust to the necessary tension to allow the strings to stay in tune when played. This has been a fantastic alternative to large, spring-loaded, guitar capos on my banjo and mandolin. The problem with guitar capos on these instruments is that they neither place enough pressure on mandolin strings nor are they gentle enough to not bend the strings on my banjo. This capo is fully capable of exerting enough pressure on my mandolin to make playing buzz-free, and it also allows for a lighter grip on the banjo strings.

                                      The only issue that this capo has is that it is extremely short. It will work on my banjo right until the 7th fret, at that point the strings are too spaced for it to reach them. It actually doesn't work on a concert ukulele, but on sopranos it is just fine.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Does the job

                                      By FunkDaGroove

                                      from Kansas City

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Concerts

                                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                        This thing is tiny but effective. Works great on my Mandolin. It doesn't bulk up my neck and the adjustable grip keeps intonation.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Good Quality

                                        By Rainedrop

                                        from Waukesha WI

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                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Concerts
                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                          This capo was the cutest thing I ever saw. It's so little, yet works just like it should. Very easy to adjust into position without hurting my mandolin.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great Capo

                                          By DJ

                                          from NewHampshire

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                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Functional
                                          • Good Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                              Lets YOU, adjust the pressure,,,,, nice device.
                                              I tried a few others, and this is awesome....

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Great banjo capo

                                              By bj1

                                              from Acworth Ga.

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                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Good Quality

                                              Cons

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                                                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                                  Easy to use and takes up less room then some banjo capos.

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Does what it's supposed to do

                                                  By Dericksn11

                                                  from Kentucky

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                                                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                                  I bought this capo to play on my mandolin strictly for one song in a wedding. It served its purpose and I will likely not use it much for regular playing. It capos nicely but will pull the strings sharp once you've tightened enough to eliminate string buzz. So retuning was a necessity for me however I am playing a cheap mandolin and the intonation isn't good once you get up passed the 7th fret. Would recommend this capo. Good brand

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