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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

      Lighten your life with the groundbreaking NS Capo today!

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      Planet WavesNS Aluminum Screw Type Capo
       
      4.8

      (based on 66 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (59)

      • 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 (32)
      • Good quality (30)
      • Functional (29)
      • Improves sound (17)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (19)
        • Concerts (18)
        • Back-up (8)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (18), Professional musician (12), Novice (7)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Best One I Have

        I haven't found a capo yet that doesn't affect tuning in some way but the Planet Waves capo is the best of the ones I've tried. My Kyser capo definitely raises the pitch on...Read complete review

        I haven't found a capo yet that doesn't affect tuning in some way but the Planet Waves capo is the best of the ones I've tried. My Kyser capo definitely raises the pitch on my strings a fair amount. I also have a Shubb capo that raises the pitch as well, but not as much. I find that the Planet Waves capo raises the pitch on my strings the least of all, and sometimes not at all. For practice purposes then, I find I don't need to retune my guitar with the Planet Waves capo because it is "close enough" as far as I am concerned. It's easier to use than the Shubb and more compact than the Kyser which tends to stand out too much for me when it's on the guitar neck. There is one more brand of capo I might try in the future but for now Planet Waves is my first choice.

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        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 66 customers

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        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 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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          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 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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              5.0

              Nice quality, easy to use capo.

              By dharleyfan

              from Indianapolis Indiana

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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 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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              5.0

              Best capo I've owned

              By jflag

              from Honolulu, HI

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about 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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                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 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 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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                  5.0

                  Fits 12 string

                  By Sid81

                  from Mesa,AZ

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                    Micro adjustment keeps from ruining the tuning.

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                    5.0

                    Solved my tuning problems

                    By Bruce Allen

                    from Delaware

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                      Hands down the best capo I've ever owned. The spring loaded capos I've used in the past always applied too much pressure and made the guitar go out of tune (especially if you have an electric guitar with jumbo frets). The Planet Waves capo allows you to dial in just the right amount of pressure for the capo to do its job without making the strings go out of tune. I used to dread using a capo live because of tuning stability issues but not anymore. Kudos to Planet Waves for making a great product that has truly enhanced my playing experience.

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                      5.0

                      the Best Design out there these days...

                      By Donny Danger

                      from Austin, TX y'all

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                            Comments about Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                            I've tried a bunch of different capos, and this is about the best out there IMHO... the knob lets you easily dial in just enough tension so the strings don't buzz, but not too much which makes them go all sharp and out of tune. You'll still need to retune if you are playing with other instruments, but if you are a solo acoustic performer you can get away with just slapping it on and running with it. Works great for all the Keef-style open tuning stuff on the tele I'm playing in my Stones cover band!!

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                            4.0

                            Excellent... with modification

                            By Ed

                            from Salida, Colorado

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                                  Comments about Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                                  This is a light weight, easy to use, attractive, well-priced capo. Its only flaw is the short clamping leg, that doesn't let you place the capo off center to not clamp the 6th string, for dropped tunings. I file about 3/16" off the end of the top bar, but the clamping leg still only barely reaches the center of the back of neck... marginally stable. If NS lengthened the clamping bar 1/2", they'd have a perfect capo.

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