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D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo

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Designed for 4- or 5-string banjos and mandolin, the NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro assures buzz-free, in-tune performance at any fret. A micrometer adju...Click To Read More About This Product

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A breakthrough in precision.

Designed for 4- or 5-string banjos and mandolin, the NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro assures buzz-free, in-tune performance at any fret. A micrometer adjustment mechanism allows you to dial in the exact tension needed for clear ringing notes without excessive force in any position on the neck. This greatly reduces the need to retune your instrument during and after capo use. The sleek aircraft grade aluminum construction can withstand the toughest playing/touring schedule while adding negligible additional weight or obstruction to the instrument.

FEATURES
  • Lightweight aircraft grade aluminum construction
  • Designed specifically for 4- or 5-string banjo and mandolin
  • Micrometer tension adjustment

Why use anything less precise? Order today.

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D'Addario Planet WavesNS Banjo/Mandolin Capo
 
4.9

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • Good quality (33)
  • Functional (28)
  • Improves sound (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Concerts (17)
  • Back-up (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (9), Novice (5)

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5.0

Well made and easy to use, a worthwhile purchase .

By Banjo Mate

from Thonotosassa, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

    The capo can be used in all instances where a capo is required for key changes.

     
    5.0

    Yes, if I need ed another one

    By daddobro

    from Rockport, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • My favorite

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • good for all

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

      I use it on my five string banjo and I love it.

       
      5.0

      banjo capo

      By notoe

      from nc

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

        works well, good capo

         
        5.0

        Excellent

        By CSG Guy

        from Columbus, GA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

          This is an excellent mandolin capo. The screw mechanism is smooth and applies firm, constant pressure to the strings and fingerboard. It will fit a standard mandolin fingerboard (1 1/8") easily. It barely fits my larger Breedlove fingerboard (1 3/16") but it does fit and works well. This capo would probably not be suitable for anything larger (octave mandolin, mandola, etc.). I don't do banjos and can't comment on them.

          It appears to be designed for a flat fingerboard but it works well on my 12" radius fingerboard. The cushion is thick enough that I have no problems. One drawback is that it can't be clipped onto the head of the mandolin like many other capos. This makes it easy to misplace during gigs.

          I probably have 5 or 6 capos because I couldn't find anything that really worked. This one works!

           
          5.0

          Great product, great service

          By Tucsonsean

          from Vail, AZ

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

              I use this capo mostly for my long-neck banjo. It's design doesn't distort the tuning the way some spring-loaded capos can when used on this scale neck. It's lightweight and almost invisible when on the neck. And it's design is slim enough that it slides handily under a tension-hook when not in use. I'm very pleased with the design and ease of use. The price-point was pretty good, as well. You could spend a lot more and get a lot less.

               
              5.0

              Best banjo capo

              By Chas

              from Arkansas

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                This is my second. I have others, but find this to be the best for me.

                 
                5.0

                One of the best

                By CSG Guy

                from Columbus, GA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                  It's marketed as usable on both mandolins and banjos but I never used it on a banjo.

                  Typical excellent D'Addario quality, The micrometer adjustment makes it easy to adjust to any mandolin including those with nuts 1 3/16" wide. It appears to be designed for flat fingerboards but it works equally well on a radius fingerboard.

                  There is only one drawback: There is no way to clip it onto the instrument for easy accessibility. I'm forced to put it in my pocket but I like it enough to put up with that.

                   
                  5.0

                  fits well on my mandolin and electric mandolin.

                  By Bill

                  from Silver Spring, MD

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                    Needed a functional and versatile capo for my acoustic and my electric mandolins.

                     
                    5.0

                    Just what I was looking for.

                    By Big T

                    from holyoke,ma.

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • Non

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                    Needed a good capo that didn't interfere with my hand. This works perfectly. Easy on and easy off. Holds tuning well. Just what I was looking for!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Ordering was easy,delivery was quick as always. Whole process was very satisfying as usual. Extremely Satisfied!

                     
                    5.0

                    Great capo for banjo

                    By IndyBassman

                    from Indianola, ia

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                      The capo is much smaller than I anticipated but works great. Doesn't get in the way while playing. Easy to put on and remove.

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent Capo

                      By Marah

                      from Concord, NH

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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 Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                        This capo fits perfectly on my mandolin and my tenor banjo. It is super easy to use and doesn't loosen up or move around on the neck. It is also small enough not to look obtrusive on the instrument.

                         
                        4.0

                        Handy and Compact !!!

                        By Cajun Dave

                        from Los Lunas New Mexico

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                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                          Easy to put on and adjust with just the right amount of tension on the four strings. My banjo has the spikes on the fifth string so this works perfectly!!!

                           
                          5.0

                          yes

                          By call me Mr Tibbs

                          from calumet mi

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                              priced right ,free shipping, win win

                               
                              5.0

                              Banjo capo...

                              By BillyBob

                              from Huntington Beach,Ca.

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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 Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                Works well....

                                 
                                5.0

                                NO MORE BUZZING

                                By LJ

                                from MO

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                    Excellent capo. Works great on mandolins with radius fretboards. No more buzzing, as with spring-type capos. Just put in place, tighten only as much as necessary, and play. Also, it is much less visible to audience, and does not interfere with hands when making a chord.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Works great! Cute little boogy. Just what I ordered. Mando!

                                    By Mick

                                    from St. Louis, MO

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                        Was on sale also!

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Very cute and works well on both my mandolin and banjo

                                        By none

                                        from SF, CA

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Functional
                                        • Good Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                            It is small, especially compared to a guitar capo, but it has advantage that it fits compactly on banjo and mandolin necks and ukelele I have.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            yes

                                            By Bill

                                            from Ft Myers, Fl

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                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Functional
                                            • Good Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Practicing

                                              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                              works well for my purpose

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Lightwieght and Adjustable

                                              By BanjoRol

                                              from East Earl, PA

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                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Concerts
                                                • Practicing

                                                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                                My son uses this capo on an older Gibson mandolin. When using another spring-loaded capo, he could not get good sound at some frets. With this capo, the right amount of pressure can be easily adjusted so that the mandolin doesn't buzz or that the strings aren't pulled out of pitch. He is well pleased with this capo.

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Works great nice small size doesn't get in way

                                                By Bill

                                                from Helena mt.

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                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Functional
                                                • Good Quality

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Backup

                                                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo:

                                                  Works great on the small neck of my mandolin

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