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Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo Black

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Your sound shouldn't change when you put on a capo, and it shouldn't be a 12-step process, either. With the Trigger capo, you'll come through loud, c...Click To Read More About This Product

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All the performance at half the hassle.

Your sound shouldn't change when you put on a capo, and it shouldn't be a 12-step process, either. With the Trigger capo, you'll come through loud, clear, and in tune, in less time. Made of aircraft-quality aluminum, with a strong, padded, spring-action grip that can be changed quickly with just a squeeze. Features a unique pressure pad that conforms to fingerboard and frets for buzz-free fretting.

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  • Made of aircraft-quality aluminum
  • Strong, padded, spring-action grip
  • Unique pressure pad conforms to fingerboard and frets
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DunlopTrigger Mandolin Capo
 
2.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does what is meant to!

Although this is made for mandolin, I bought it to use on my ukulele. This is a big upgrade to the kyser screw down capo that I had been using, which was too...Read complete review

Although this is made for mandolin, I bought it to use on my ukulele. This is a big upgrade to the kyser screw down capo that I had been using, which was too big for my ukulele and would rarely seat right on the strings. This capo works perfectly and looks great. It presses all the string evenly and I get absolutely no buzz. It squeezes pretty tight though, so the tuning may go out a little bit faster than normal. Definitely worth the money!
Nothing special, but looks nice and sleek and doesn't get in the way
Seems like it's good quality and the rubber is firmly in place

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too Big

TWO Fatal manufacturing flaws.

Rubber piece is twice as wide as the fretboard on my two mandolins, it would probably fit my 6 string acoustic.

The arm that...Read complete review

TWO Fatal manufacturing flaws.

Rubber piece is twice as wide as the fretboard on my two mandolins, it would probably fit my 6 string acoustic.

The arm that goes around the back of the neck of the mandolin, in its closed position has put a 1/16 dent into the rubber piece that goes on the strings/fretboard...even if it were the right size, I'm betting the string would buzz if it lined up with this dent, thus you would have to move it arount to miss the dent.

I'll send it back, save yourself the trouble. The Shubb banjo/mando capo is no better.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Does what is meant to!

By Colby

from Maine

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Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

Although this is made for mandolin, I bought it to use on my ukulele. This is a big upgrade to the kyser screw down capo that I had been using, which was too big for my ukulele and would rarely seat right on the strings. This capo works perfectly and looks great. It presses all the string evenly and I get absolutely no buzz. It squeezes pretty tight though, so the tuning may go out a little bit faster than normal. Definitely worth the money!
Nothing special, but looks nice and sleek and doesn't get in the way
Seems like it's good quality and the rubber is firmly in place

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Horrible, just buy Kyser guitar capo instead

By Ryan-cNoJj

from Newberg

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Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

I bought this hoping it would be another quality product from Dunlop, my pick supplier. But instead, I get a piece of crap that only works correctly on the fifth fret of my mandolin. If you are going to buy a quality capo, get a Kyser guitar capo for 5 bucks more.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Much too large

By Simply Acoustic

from Tennessee

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    • Not Functional

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      Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

      Pad that touches fretboard is at least 1/2" too long, will almost fit my string Taylor guitar. Excessive size gets in the way of playing.

      Also note: in the package the bottom clamp arm mates against the fretboard rubber piece, and has dented this; so much so that if a string were under the dent, it would buzz greatly. Was this unusual to only mine, or are all this way? Sent mine back.

      I'm waiting on a review of the Piage mando capo, as I play chords well beyond GCD and in various fret positions.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Too Big

      By ron

      from Bristol, TN

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        • Not Functional

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          Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

          TWO Fatal manufacturing flaws.

          Rubber piece is twice as wide as the fretboard on my two mandolins, it would probably fit my 6 string acoustic.

          The arm that goes around the back of the neck of the mandolin, in its closed position has put a 1/16 dent into the rubber piece that goes on the strings/fretboard...even if it were the right size, I'm betting the string would buzz if it lined up with this dent, thus you would have to move it arount to miss the dent.

          I'll send it back, save yourself the trouble. The Shubb banjo/mando capo is no better.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          not for radiused fret boards

          By stuey

          from Boston

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          Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

          This capo is good as long as you don't have a radiused fret board . I had to put it in a vice and bend it to get it to work , and even then it doesn't perform like I want it to.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          if you like to adjust it go ahead and buy this one

          By JustME777

          from Undisclosed

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          Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

          its a capo how do you write a review for it. it works alright but you got to adjust it alot wigggle it here jiggle it there just to fix the buzz. and its not just my mandolin its all of them, at first i figured it was mane so i tried it on 2 others it works if your a hobbyiest but i play in a band and it just aint quick enough when i change, truthfully learn your 4 finger chords and dont bother with a capo

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Sorry, not the best mando capo

          By xrCd_bSCj

          from Ada, MI

          Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

          I hate to do this, but I can't recommend this capo for mandolin. The bar is curved, and it just doesn't fit a flat fretboard well. Plus, the curve of the back does not fit the back of the neck of my old Gibson. When I put it up against a Kyser mando/banjo capo that a friend owns, the Kyser works much better.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Multi-use, but pricey

          By alexp

          from southern california

          Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

          It works well, although the spring may wear out if your mandolin has a thick neck, mine does so I try not to use it too much or leave it on for too long. Where this capo does excel is on ukulele. I have used it on sopranos, concerts, tenor and baritone ukuleles (however on baritone the have the same issue as mandolin). It's slightly curved which helps for mandolin and for getting the ukuleles bigger strings in the middle. Recommended, if you want to pay the price.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Ok but not great

          By JD -2Q5Du

          from Vance, Alabama

          Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

          I like that its fast to get on and off but you have to wiggle it around to get the buzz out. But it is what it is a capo.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Cpao,Capo,Capo

          By Alex Coleman

          from Columbus, IN

          Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

          This capo not only does it's job but has a fast trigger and is a great buy. It's quality is great for it's price. You may find a better capo, but it definately won't be this in-expensive!(:

           
          1.0

          I would not buy this again

          By Disappointed in mfg

          from Mclean, va

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            • Poor Quality

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              Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

              Absolute piece of junk. Reviews of the dent in the rubber face are spot on.

               
              1.0

              Not for Mandolin!

              By Skipper

              from Cottage Grove OR

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              Pros

              • Works perfect for an Electric Guitar

              Cons

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                  Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

                  This is made for the mandolin, or at least that is how they market it. I was looking forward to getting it as I liked the idea of a spring loaded capo and not the screw downs like I'm used to. Problem is this thing is too big! I put this on my guitar and it works perfect, now think about how much of the capo hangs over on the mando... the mandolin is already tight enough, don't need to run into a capo, or have to reach over it to play a simple D shape. Also with mine I had to play with the capo every time I tried to use it, as it was just muting the strings.... I do not want to have to do this every time I'm in front of a crowd! This gets One star and two thumbs down! If you are looking for a mando capo stick with the D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mando capo, they are screw down but it's fast and works great.

                   
                  5.0

                  built good

                  By Mick

                  from Schenectady,NY

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                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Looksfeels Good

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Does Not Work Very Good
                  • Hard To Usebad Design
                  • On My Mandolin

                  Best Uses

                  • Paper Clipglue Clamp

                  Comments about Dunlop Trigger Mandolin Capo:

                  try an other one..... Oh the guitar capos are top notch
                  but not for mandolin its to big

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