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D'Addario 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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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
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D'Addario Planet WavesNS Aluminum Screw Type Capo
 
4.7

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (55)
  • Good quality (50)
  • Functional (47)
  • Improves sound (32)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (37)
  • Concerts (32)
  • Back-up (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (35), Professional musician (16), Novice (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy to use

I don't play professionally anymore, but enjoy recording on the GarageBand program on my iMac just for me. And, I don't always use a capo. However, when I do I don't like...Read complete review

I don't play professionally anymore, but enjoy recording on the GarageBand program on my iMac just for me. And, I don't always use a capo. However, when I do I don't like the hassel of getting the thing set just right and having to tune up again. The short time I've used the NS it has worked like a dream. Glad I bought it.
Simple one hand operation. It easily went from my acoustic to my strat to the jazz box. Didn't have to do a bit of tuning correction. I've tried several capos over the years (still have one that I bought back in 1963) and this one is by far the best.
Light weight. Well consturcted. Easy to attach with one hand. Leaving your other hand free for a sip of beer between songs.
I've paid more for capos that are collecting dust or have been given away.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good While It Lasted

I bought this capo to use as a songwriting tool, I found it to have an accesible price, a nice look and a solid feel. I must have used the capo almost every...Read complete review

I bought this capo to use as a songwriting tool, I found it to have an accesible price, a nice look and a solid feel. I must have used the capo almost every day for around 7 months, sometimes for hours, sometimes just to see if a song sounded better in a different key.

The capo broke after around a year, it did a very good job of staying "in tune" and never slipped off, etc. One day, while tightening the wheel to adjust the pressure while putting it on, I heard a snap and when I looked I saw that the rod which the adjustment screw rides on had snapped at the tip. I was very sad to see it go since I did enjoy the design.

I opted for another company's capo in this price range, this NS capo is a great concept, I think it would benefit from stronger materials.

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4.0

My Go To Capo

By JD

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

I've tried many capos and this is my favorite since it is small but effective...does not get in the way of chording. Does take two hands to move up and down fretboard and tighten screw but not a problem for me. Lost one star because the spring fell out of one of the four I have bought. This is my go to Capo. I would recommend it,

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5.0

The least capo for the best job.

By Kenneth

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

My first requirement is that the capo not interfere with chord shapes. The best for this, I thought, was a cast capo with a sector gear and screw, but this one is lighter, takes up less room, and it interferes the least of any medal capo.

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5.0

Stay in tune capo

By Guitar World

from Londonderry, NH

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

    Allows you to put just enough tension on the strings without putting your guitar out of tune. Spring capos have too much tension.

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    5.0

    Nice Kapo

    By Jack

    from Iowa

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

      Very nice, easy to use, compact, - easy to play around. Enough tension to allow the strings to ring. Hey, it's an inexpensive kapo that works well.

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      5.0

      Love this capo.

      By Sue

      from Dayton

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

        Guitar stays in tune while using. Better sound because of ability to choose pressure.

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        5.0

        Best Capo I've Ever used!

        By Johnny Fever

        from Carlisle, Iowa

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

          Why hasn't somebody thought of this before? Although I use both hands to install it, once in place, it doesn't require all the fidgeting and adjustment needed to obtain a clean sound, unlike the other types of capos I've used, especially the trigger or spring clamping types.I just hold it in place and tighten the screw sufficiently to hold it securely and it works perfectly. Makes no difference that it doesn't readily clamp to the headstock (it maybe handy, but personally I think it looks tacky).Superbly designed and made from high quality materials, I can use this capo on both my 6 & 12 string guitars up to at least the 7th fret and the micrometer screw adjustment allows me to apply just the right amount of pressure to obtain a clean, clear sound without applying so much pressure as to pull the strings out of tune. Combine this with the slim,thin design that doesn't interfere with my fingering (even bar chords) and you have what I believe to be the most functional capo I've ever used! I've even purchased one designed for use on my banjo. I really hope they NEVER stop making these...I'll use them forever!

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          5.0

          Best Capo for the Money

          By Iceman

          from Central Virginia

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

              I have tried a lot of capos and of the easy on/off ones, this is the best. The adjustable tension allows you to apply just enough without throwing the notes sharp. I actually bought another one to put in another part of the house.

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              5.0

              Works great

              By Ted

              from West Central MN

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                It is slick, small and out of the way compared to a lot of capos.I have had one of these for a long time, bought one for my grandson and this one was for a student.

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                5.0

                Exerts the right pressure at each fret

                By An "always" satisfied customer

                from Austin TX

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                  Strings are less likely to go out of tune with this capo. I've used many different styles and this one , by far, is the best. The "spring" loaded capos exert way too much force / pressure on each fret causing the strings to bend too far resulting in intonation problems. This capo can be calibrated by the user with a simple twist of a knob. Genius design.

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                  5.0

                  This has given my playing something new

                  By Jermack

                  from Myrtle Beach, SC

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo:

                    I saw a song in Guitar World that I subscribe to that required a capo. I read several reviews of capos and decided on this one. I've been using it on my acoustic electric and it gives the guitar a very different sound. It's been real fun experimenting with this capo.

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