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Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo

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The Jim Dunlop toggle action capo is designed for curved fingerboards, providing extremely positive clamping. This easy-to-use capo will not scratch ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Jim Dunlop toggle action capo is designed for curved fingerboards, providing extremely positive clamping. This easy-to-use capo will not scratch your guitar and its low profile is guaranteed not to hinder your fingering. Features Dunlop's exclusive "adjust-o-strap" for fine adjustments. Nickel plated.


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DunlopPro Curved Guitar Capo
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (11)
  • Good quality (11)
  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (3)
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Versatile little Gadget

I wanted a convenient Capo to fit different guitar necks without having to carry a bulky contraption. I don't normally use a Capo, but it is a must have for any player. This...Read complete review

I wanted a convenient Capo to fit different guitar necks without having to carry a bulky contraption. I don't normally use a Capo, but it is a must have for any player. This little gadget fits all my different guitars (from nylon fretboard to the very narrow electric ones). Just be "kind" to your guitar when you put it on, so it won't get your strings out of whack. Trust me, it would compromise the intonation big time if you don't place it correctly. But that can be said for any capo I've used before. I like it so much and the price is so reasonable that I might get one on each one of my guitar cases maybe as soon as I finish this review.

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Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo

My major gripe: the strap length must be constantly adjusted when placing the capo on different frets, which can become tedious and aggravating. Although the adjustable strap length is a nice feature, the...Read complete review

My major gripe: the strap length must be constantly adjusted when placing the capo on different frets, which can become tedious and aggravating. Although the adjustable strap length is a nice feature, the tension is not distributed evenly through the capo, which can cause buzzing or muting of the strings, particularly the B and high E strings. Best used in a jam situation, or for quick access in your pocket or guitar case.

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5.0

This isn't as bulky as most capos.

By Pat

from Jackson, MI

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

    Works well with my 12-string.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a reliable low-profile capo

    By oboejones

    from Wilmington DE

    Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

    I have used the Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo for both 6- and 12-string acoustics (Martin and Guild respectively) for many years. I have recently switched to Kyser capos for fast changes on the fly but prefer the Dunlop when capoing above the 5th fret because its low profile doesn't interfere with my hand. The other attractive feature is that its tension is completely adjustable. Other reviewers have remarked on the need to change the strap length depending on the fret position: an easy way around this is to adjust the tension for a high fret and then, when using it on a lower fret, twist the strap 180 degrees. This reduces the effective strap length and increases tension without needing to actually change the strap position in the cleat.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Only capo I'll ever own...

    By SI Picker

    from New York

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    Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

    A college buddy turned me on to these in the early '70s, and I've never used anything else in the last 40 years. In fact, not only do I have one in every case - including one of the extremely rare gold ones from the late-70's that's a perfect compliment to my wife's Ovation Elite (and I understand now sell for several hundred dollars, if you can find one) and a Gibson-branded model from 1975 - I keep a spare in my jacket pocket just in case I need to bail someone out when their Kyser explodes; heck, I even cut one down with a Dremel to use as a banjo capo - looks/feels/sounds better than anything else I've tried, and it never fails to draw attention from fellow players asking where I got it (are you listening, Dunlop?). As long as the strap is properly adjusted, there haven't been any tuning problems with my 6-string guitars; 12-strings are notorious in the lower strings even when played open, so I really don't consider this too much of a drawback. Lightweight, cheap, durable - I still have all my originals from college, and they show no signs of quitting...what more could you ask of any product?

     
    5.0

    Quickest removing capo for open solos

    By Slick

    from Indiana, U.S.A.

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    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

        I'll begin a song with it in place, then pop it off with a touch and I'm off to SoloTown! Perfect for fast transitions.

         
        5.0

        Every guitar player should have one!

        By Winnie

        from Chapel Hill, NC

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

          I REALLY enjoyed this capo since the 1st day it arrived! It is easy to use, quick to handle, tight press and no scratches on the neck and compack to bring.

           
          4.0

          It Works

          By Mr. Strings

          from Saratoga, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

            I have had the flat model since the seventies. I guess it will last. Between the flat and now the curved, all guitars, basses, and folk instruments are covered. This is not a great performance capo, depending on the fret (third sixth etc) the strap will have to be re-adjusted and occasionally a string will have to be fine tuned. But own these first as a basic then take the time to figure out what works best for you. These little capos will be rock solid dependable for many years.

             
            5.0

            Would buy again

            By Derek

            from Ok

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            Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

            Great little capi

             
            5.0

            nice product. didn't fit my husbands guitar, so we gifted it

            By the paces

            from Carlsbad, CA

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            Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

            works as advertised

             
            5.0

            I like it!!

            By Capt. Neil

            from West Monroe, LA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                My 2nd capo purchase. Previous one is a spring loaded clamp that required considerable re-tuning before and after use. I was unsure about selecting between curved and flat because the differences regarding application weren't fully explained. Luckily, it seems to work VERY WELL on my Strat.

                 
                4.0

                I bought this for a backup...i've tried it and i like it.

                By GuitarZen

                from Oregon

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                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • It's perfect for the price and i'd buy it again

                Cons

                • doesn't take up much space compared to others
                • Not difficult but not exactly easy doable though

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                I bought the Dunlop Pro because i wanted a compact backup. I don't know that at the low price of the Dunlop i could have done any better. I have a capo that's a lot more expensive but it doesn't do anything that this little Dunlop doesn't do.

                 
                4.0

                Minimalist capo

                By Brent B

                from Broken Arrow, OK

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                  I had one of these 40 years ago, and wanted one again for something small I could carry in my pocket or wouldn't make a big bulge in a gig bag pocket. Once you get the little buckle adjusted properly this one is quick and easy to use. I like it better than the capos with a simple elastic band and grommets, although the big lever capos are a little easier to use.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Capo on the Market

                  By Mike

                  from Kenmore, New York

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                      I purchased this capo to replace one that I bought and have used since the early 1980's. For durability alone the capo rates high! It does not obstruct you fretting hand in any way and can be taken along in one's pocket with some picks. Can't imagine getting along with any of those clamp types that you see today. I even use it as a tool to help me take out bridge pins when changing strings!

                       
                      5.0

                      Versatile little Gadget

                      By BeeZee

                      from Chesapeake, VA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                        I wanted a convenient Capo to fit different guitar necks without having to carry a bulky contraption. I don't normally use a Capo, but it is a must have for any player. This little gadget fits all my different guitars (from nylon fretboard to the very narrow electric ones). Just be "kind" to your guitar when you put it on, so it won't get your strings out of whack. Trust me, it would compromise the intonation big time if you don't place it correctly. But that can be said for any capo I've used before. I like it so much and the price is so reasonable that I might get one on each one of my guitar cases maybe as soon as I finish this review.

                         
                        5.0

                        Simplicity at its best

                        By Resurrected Guitarist

                        from VA

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                          This is the same capo I used in the 70's. The Dunlop capo works as well as any.

                           
                          3.0

                          Does the Job

                          By Steve-4G9UW

                          from Chatsworth, CA

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                            Does the job, inexpensive capo does the job it's designed to do...

                             
                            4.0

                            Good Capo - Good Price

                            By Rudy & the Bluefish

                            from Maryland

                            About Me Professional Musician

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                              Good capo. Good price. Compact - easy to carry.

                               
                              5.0

                              Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo

                              By Nicholas Jennings

                              from FL.

                              Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                              +
                              took me a little while to figure out how it worked= tension, you have to make sure it tight that is all pretty simple, and i like it.
                              its good stuff
                              for the price cant be beat

                               
                              3.0

                              Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo

                              By Henry Krinkle

                              from Fairgrass, NJ

                              Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                              My major gripe: the strap length must be constantly adjusted when placing the capo on different frets, which can become tedious and aggravating. Although the adjustable strap length is a nice feature, the tension is not distributed evenly through the capo, which can cause buzzing or muting of the strings, particularly the B and high E strings. Best used in a jam situation, or for quick access in your pocket or guitar case.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Value

                              By rockon69

                              from michigan

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                              Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                              This is a pretty good capo for the price. it's really easy to use. You might have to change the strap length but that takes, what? 2.2 seconds? I actually consider that a plus, no matter where it is on the fretboard the fit is snug. Minimal buzzing while using this, I've had some but not too bad. Though it's no Kyser I'd definitely reccommend this one.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              ...

                              By Ziggy Stardust.-EUW.b

                              from Clovis

                              Comments about Dunlop Pro Curved Guitar Capo:

                              I've had this capo for about 2 years now, and to tell you the truth, I don't like it one bit, the Kysers are a far better capo. When I am using this one, Im constantly having to retune, I get major fret buzz, and its just all around difficult to move it around on the fret board. You want a capo, spend another couple of bucks and get a kyser.

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