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D'Addario Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo Black 

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The NS Tri-Action capo in black assures buzz-free, in-tune performance at any fret. The patent-pending Tri-Action geometry reduces the force required...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      An all new capo with a break-through design that applies even tension on any 6 string acoustic or electric.

      The NS Tri-Action capo in black assures buzz-free, in-tune performance at any fret. The patent-pending Tri-Action geometry reduces the force required to open and close the capo and applies even tension regardless of neck profile. Combined with the micrometer tension adjustment and direct horizontal pressure, the Tri-Action Capo virtually eliminates pulling the strings side to side and the need to retune during use. Additionally, the lightweight aluminum construction adds negligible weight to the neck of the instrument. The capo features an integrated pick holder and is a Ned Steinberger design.

      FEATURES
      • Designed for acoustic and electric guitars with radiused fretboards
      • Micrometer tension adjustment assures buzz-free in-tune performance at every fret
      • Single hand, easy to operate Tri-Action Geometry; clamps to the headstock when not in use
      • Aircraft grade aluminum construction
      • Designed for 6-string electric and acoustic guitars

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      D'Addario Planet WavesNS Tri-Action Capo
       
      4.6

      (based on 10 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (0)

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        (1)

      90%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      No Pros

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Capo

      I saw this when it first came out and had to try it. I have used many types of capos over the years, all types and prices, from top to bottom. This capo...Read complete review

      I saw this when it first came out and had to try it. I have used many types of capos over the years, all types and prices, from top to bottom. This capo works great for me on my 6 string guitars, and I especially like using it on my Rickenbacker 360/12. I am able to adjust the tension of the clamping force to fit each size of neck, depending on the specific guitar. There is no buzzing and it goes on and off quickly each time. I plan on buying another.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      OK if you like a lot of string buzz.....

      I own 3 capos and this is by far the worse. The only positive thing is I can use this one on only 5 strings for a quick way to do alternate tunings --...Read complete review

      I own 3 capos and this is by far the worse. The only positive thing is I can use this one on only 5 strings for a quick way to do alternate tunings -- however, with this capo, it pulls the strings to the side doing that, so it is not very good at that. Once this capo is on the guitar, you have to keep wiggling and moving it to reduce the string buzz. I tried the tension adjustment in small steps up and down and this made little difference except at the loose end where the buzz got really bad on all strings. Do not expect to quickly put this on your guitar and begin playing -- you will need to wiggle it around to get the sound sort of ok. For reference, my other 2 capos were very cheap no-name brands and I had NO complaints on them at all and this is being used on a Rainsong guitar with light Martin SP Lifespan strings. Maybe it would work OK on an electric? I have not yet tried it on any of my Martin guitars to see if it is any better on those.

      I almost didn't buy it because of the other two Planetwaves products I had bought -- their string cleaner and 0-Port "device". Both of those were completely worthless and went in the garbage and it is probably where this capo will go.

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      5.0

      This is one of the best I used.

      By Nick

      from Great Mills, Md

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Handy Pick Holder
      • Nice low profile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo:

          I like the low profile which enables easier access to fretted notes near the capo. One handed operation is also very nice for quick changes.

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          5.0

          Capo

          By locoton

          from Ca

          Pros

          • PERFECT

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo:

            If you looking for an adjustable capo that works great, looks great, and is out of the way, this is the one. Easy to change from one fret to another with a quickness. I would recommend it to everyone.

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            5.0

            smooth

            By Teletwister-PDB_M

            from Undisclosed

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo:

                  This capo just feels like good quality. Smooth action, opens easily so you don't feel like you're always wrestling with it. Once you get the tension adjustment right for one guitar, you won't have to mess with it. Two question marks: the hinge pin looks pretty tiny-- we'll have to see how long that lasts before breaking, and the pick holder is just dumb.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great capo...love the pistol grip action

                  Pros

                  • Easy off and on

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo:

                      Great multi-use capo for both nylon and steel strings.

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                      5.0

                      Great capo

                      By Joe

                      from Ohio

                      Pros

                      • Cost
                      • Quick To Put In Place
                      • Seems sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo:

                          Works great even on my tele with medium jumbo frets. Most capos bend the chords out of tune. This one is great. I'll be buying another one.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works great!

                          By Burningguitar

                          from Glendale, CA

                          Pros

                          • Ease of Use
                          • GREAT INTONATION
                          • Quick action

                          Cons

                          • None so far

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo:

                            Worked great straight out of the box on my Taylor 614CE. After three, four turns of the tightening screw I found the perfect setup and went to town playing around! I also love the price and the small profile from the front, as I play out a couple of times every week as a semi-pro.

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                            5.0

                            Best Capo In The World

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use
                            • Effective
                            • Multiple uses
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                            • Everyone Is Jealous
                            • Non-stop Compliments
                            • You Can't Destroy It

                            Best Uses

                            • Capoing Your Guitar
                            • Having The Best Capo Ever
                            • Hurting Your Hand
                            • Making people jealous
                            • Using As A Cut Capo

                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo:

                            This capo is so insanely awesome.
                            When you grab it, it almost feels like it opens up by itself. It's so easy to use and and super quick to change positions. Its design makes it easy to release, but when clamping, it has more power than any other capo. It keeps all the strings down 100% of the time. You can adjust it, so it's less spring-y when you grab it, but I don't know why you would. It also has a rubber thing on the back that's permanently attached to the back, not like kyser capos with the clear plastic thing that falls off every ten seconds.

                            Basically, as long as planet waves is making this, I won't use any other capo.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Easy to use

                            By mrhappygolucky

                            from Manalapan, NJ

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo:

                                  I really like this capo. The way this is designed, you can adjust the tension making it easier to put on or remove from the guitar neck. Some other capos have too much tension. I have have actually made small indentations on my guitar neck with the capo I bought thos to replace. Cant beat the price too!!

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Capo

                                  By Rickenbacker Fan

                                  from San Diego, CA

                                  Pros

                                  • Perfect tension

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Works On All My Guitars

                                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo:

                                  I saw this when it first came out and had to try it. I have used many types of capos over the years, all types and prices, from top to bottom. This capo works great for me on my 6 string guitars, and I especially like using it on my Rickenbacker 360/12. I am able to adjust the tension of the clamping force to fit each size of neck, depending on the specific guitar. There is no buzzing and it goes on and off quickly each time. I plan on buying another.

                                  Comment on this review

                                  (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  OK if you like a lot of string buzz.....

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Pick Holder Not Much Use
                                    • Requires Adjustment Often
                                    • String Buzz
                                    • Worst I Have Ever Used

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Tri-Action Capo:

                                      I own 3 capos and this is by far the worse. The only positive thing is I can use this one on only 5 strings for a quick way to do alternate tunings -- however, with this capo, it pulls the strings to the side doing that, so it is not very good at that. Once this capo is on the guitar, you have to keep wiggling and moving it to reduce the string buzz. I tried the tension adjustment in small steps up and down and this made little difference except at the loose end where the buzz got really bad on all strings. Do not expect to quickly put this on your guitar and begin playing -- you will need to wiggle it around to get the sound sort of ok. For reference, my other 2 capos were very cheap no-name brands and I had NO complaints on them at all and this is being used on a Rainsong guitar with light Martin SP Lifespan strings. Maybe it would work OK on an electric? I have not yet tried it on any of my Martin guitars to see if it is any better on those.

                                      I almost didn't buy it because of the other two Planetwaves products I had bought -- their string cleaner and 0-Port "device". Both of those were completely worthless and went in the garbage and it is probably where this capo will go.

                                      Comment on this review

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