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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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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
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D'Addario Planet WavesNS Aluminum Screw Type Capo
 
4.8

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Functional (35)
  • Good quality (35)
  • Improves sound (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (25)
  • Concerts (23)
  • Back-up (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Professional musician (14), Novice (7)

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

 

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.

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5.0

Best capo design!

By 

from Northern Arizona

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Only One You Need

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Time You Need A Capo
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Got my first one included with a used guitar purchase. I no longer use anything else. These are small and accurate. Easily and quickly adjusted. Other capos always seem to get in my way. These are as close to "not being there" as I have been able to find. I watch others using capos that have spring loaded handles and they always seem to be fidgeting around with them trying to find just the right spot so they fret all the strings yet not put them out of tune. With this capo, simply place it right behind the desire fret and turn the micro adjustment knob until the strings are touching the fret. if any strings don't ring true, turn the knob another 1/8 to 1/4 turn.

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    1.0

    Something Unforeseen

    By 

    from Wilmington, NC

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Screw Cap Comes Off

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    In August 2014, I wrote a review and pretty much agree with it still. However, yesterday and today the screw cap came off of two separate capos and I was forced to use pliers to remove the capos making them useless. I am glad they did not do this on stage. Until this problem is resolved in the design and manufacturing of this capo, I will not buy another like it.

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By 

    from Oxford, CT

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent value
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Playing Live
    • Practicing

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

    This is an excellent capo - works very well and the price is right. The micrometer adjustment makes it very easy to precisely position and tension the capo. If you have large hands, this capo doesn't get in your way like some of the lever-type capos. Even with my large hands, I can access the fret adjacent to this capo with no problem. Very small, so it stows easily or I can stick it in my pocket, unlike many of the bulkier capos.

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    5.0

    Dircrete posture and won't slide

    By 

    from Tulsa OK

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Holds Securely
    • Improves Sound
    • No Movement Sliding

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      I've used several different styles of Capos over the years, most recently the G7 which I've liked because of it's relatively compact design, that for me, gets in the way of making C and E chords much less than other styles. But, this D'Addario capo is even more compact and does not slide between the frets. Once screwed down it stays putting even pressure on the strings creating crystal clear tones. It is my new capo of choice.

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      5.0

      A great capo

      By 

      from Concord, Ar.

      About Me Professional Musician

      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:

        A great capo and a great price !!

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        5.0

        Very Pleased with this CAPO

        By 

        from Augusta Ga

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Very Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I've always used the spring tension capo and bought this screw type to help my weak fingers not have to squeeze spring. When I looked at capo in package it looked so small that I thought this will never fit on my fret board but surprised to learn how it fits very well all way up board. And very easy to turn screw to move with one hand. Clamps strings very well and does not get in way as do many larger capos.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Attention acoustic players

          By 

          from Columbia, SC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Does Not Go Out Of Tune
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Tension Adjusts Easily

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This capo is the best I've used on my acoustic. It was recommended by another musician in our praise band. When I use this capo, I have the ability to fine tune the sound, as the adjustment knob is applied. Great item. The best accessory around!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              NS Aluminum Screw Type Capo

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              from Thonotosassa, FL

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              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:

                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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Capo for staying in tune

                By 

                from Atlanta, GA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario 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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Nice quality, easy to use capo.

                    By 

                    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 D'Addario 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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