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Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo

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With the touch of your thumb, you slide the Glider GL-1 Capo up or down the fingerboard. When not in use, just glide it over the guitar's nut....Click To Read More About This Product

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No screws, clamps, or rubber bands to slow you down.

With the touch of your thumb, you slide the Glider GL-1 Capo up or down the fingerboard. When not in use, just glide it over the guitar's nut.


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GliderGL-1 Guitar Capo
 
4.3

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (13)
  • Functional (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fast Delivery

Wow! Ordered on the 8th and got it on the 12th in singapore! Of course, the freight charge cost a bomb lol

The Capo is surprisingly from trusted name - Greg...Read complete review

Wow! Ordered on the 8th and got it on the 12th in singapore! Of course, the freight charge cost a bomb lol

The Capo is surprisingly from trusted name - Greg Bennett! And so happen to use on my entry Samick, designed by Greg Bennett.

I also bought the headstand - its nice!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

It sorta gets the job done.

I picked this up because a song I play has a half-step key change in it. The Kyser is quick, but not quick enough. This rolling capo seemed like a step up (not...Read complete review

I picked this up because a song I play has a half-step key change in it. The Kyser is quick, but not quick enough. This rolling capo seemed like a step up (not a pun). I was willing to ignore its ugly and bulky appearance, given it did the job I needed it to do. For my song in particular there are only two beats of silence in which to change capo placement. The GL-1 requires a bit of practice to get a smooth and functional change in that small amount of time. Can't slide it too fast or you'll roll too far, and you can't take your time or else it won't sit well enough within the fret and you'll get string buzz. I've managed to get the hang of it, and now I can play the song without fretting (okay, you can have that one) about whether I'll have a successful key change or not.

My biggest gripe with the GL-1 is just how tight it holds on to the strings. Whenever it's applied the whole guitar's tuning is ever so slightly sharp. Just enough to be annoying. And that whole "roll it onto the nut" thing is rubbish. It doesn't roll easily over the nut and on account of its rounded shape it doesn't rest on the nut. It ends up resting on the strings causing them all to go sharp.

I'll use this capo for this one song, but I'm not sure I'll use it for anything else.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Just As Advertised

By LesPaulGuy59

from Princeton, WV

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Great Capo
    • Practicing

    Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

    The capo was very easy to put on and remove. I was
    quickly able to learn how to move it with my thumb
    alone.
    It stayed straight on the fret board and didn't
    cause any problem with my tuning.
    This is the best capo I've owned by far.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By Uncle Jerry

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

        Purchased this capo to play "My Heart Will Go On" the Titanic Movie song. Watched videos of it on YouTube and was impressed by the unique method of the key change. It works extremely well but requires two hands to install, so if on stage best to have a guitar all set up ahead of time. The capo is well made and does not scratch or wear the neck finish at all. Every guitar I used it on stayed in perfect tune even after pulling the capo up a fret. You can slide/glide it with your thumb or reach up with your right hand and roll from the top. Works well either way just keep it as straight as possible after the move.
        Money well spent.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GL-1 Glider Capo

        By Yogi

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Rolls Well

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Not A Good Value

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

        Rolling the capo during playing without interrupting the tune takes some practice. Works well on my classical guitar with a flat fretboard, and at least to my ear, improves the tone compared to a clamp-on capo from another manufacturer. A bit difficult to put on and take off. You can supposedly roll it onto the head above the nut when a capo is not needed but I have not tried that. Although well made, it is expensive, so I can't say you get high value for the money.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fast Delivery

        By GuitarFamily

        from SG

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

          Wow! Ordered on the 8th and got it on the 12th in singapore! Of course, the freight charge cost a bomb lol

          The Capo is surprisingly from trusted name - Greg Bennett! And so happen to use on my entry Samick, designed by Greg Bennett.

          I also bought the headstand - its nice!

          (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Review

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

          This piece of garbage is for the wannabe's and hacks that think it will make then play better. It wont !. It is difficult to apply and even more cumbersome to use. And I hope you like how sharp it will raise your strings when you "slide it off the nut". Kyser is the only way to go. Super fast and adjustable on the fly....not this piece of junk !! Your better off with a pencil and a rubber band !

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good for 6 string but too small for 12.

          By Mark Clemens

          from NC

          Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

          I play a lot of Celtic tune sets with key changes between tunes. Since I play in DADGAD tuning, a capo is a must. This GL-1 works very well on my old Guild 6 string which has a nice narrow neck. It takes some practice, but I can now change keys without missing a beat and the guitar stays in tune. Problems mentioned by others of it not sliding straight or the guitar going out of tune can be corrected with a little practice. My Taylor 12 string is another matter. The capo is just too small to accommodate the wider neck. It always slips off and ends up with the first string pair not capoed. The mechanisms is also a bit bulky and gets in the way for some first position chords. This is a minor inconvenience. Overall, I am very happy with the GL-1 for use with my 6 string and really wish that they would make one that could be used on a 12 string. For that I just use my old Kyser but it is not as fast and precise as the GL-1.
          convenient for key changes but a bit bulky and gets in the way for first position chords.
          Solid construction. No problems with the springs

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Easy to move, hard to play.

          By lhazelm

          from Seattle, WA

          Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

          This capo does what it says it does; it moves on the neck very easily, and when not in use, glides over the nut without a hitch. However, there are 2 major drawbacks: 1. It messes up your tuning. It drifts vertically every time you move it, and stretches the strings slightly out of tune. Also, you have to have it sitting on the nut before you tune.2. It's bigger than most capos, and makes hitting certain chords extrememly difficult, especially at speed. I'm ready to try a different capo, and am not pleased with that after spending almost double for this one.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best capo ever

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

          This capo is amazing!! I've had no problems with it and taking it off and on is easy. It gives me no problems at all and I've had it for years now.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Neat, but clumsy

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

          I think this was an attempt to make the most labor-free capo; it is close. The major knock on this is that switching positions isn't simply as easy as rolling your thumb on the roller. The capo easily becomes misaligned (not parallel with fret) when you shift the capo to a desired postion. You almost always have to do a final "touch-up" adjustment of the capo to make sure it is lined up correctly. One cool thing is that when you want to go back to regular open tuning (0 fret) you can roll this capo onto the nut, clearing the strings. All in all though, I think it is no more convenient than the Kyser Quick-Change, which I now use. Another thing I don't like is the fact that the two metal axle covers on the sides have a harsh grip finish, like fresh grips on metal dumbells. I accidentally dropped the capo on top of my guitar and guess what? That jagged finish on those metal parts dented my guitar!

           
          3.0

          Caution

          By Dak44

          from Az

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

              Would not recommend for electric guitar with light strings. Shoving over the nut to set it aside when not needed will knock lighter strings out of tune. Should be designed to adjust tension only to what is needed. Moves up and down frets nicely as described, but staying in tune can be an issue.

               
              3.0

              Too good to be true

              By Paul

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

                  Does effect tuning. Does not always glide straight on neck. Does not easily end change from head to neck positions.

                   
                  4.0

                  So Far It Is Working

                  By RAS

                  from Athens, AL

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

                    Have only used this capo a few times but it appears to work just as described. Quickly moving between frets is easy and does not have to be removed. I am a little concerned about the amount of pressure applied to the strings when stored over the nut.

                     
                    3.0

                    It sorta gets the job done.

                    By Murray

                    from Detroit, MI

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • It exists, I'll give it that...

                    Cons

                    • Big and ugly, not aesthetically pleasing
                    • Changes the tuning, and not it a good way
                    • Doesn't work complete as advertised

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

                      I picked this up because a song I play has a half-step key change in it. The Kyser is quick, but not quick enough. This rolling capo seemed like a step up (not a pun). I was willing to ignore its ugly and bulky appearance, given it did the job I needed it to do. For my song in particular there are only two beats of silence in which to change capo placement. The GL-1 requires a bit of practice to get a smooth and functional change in that small amount of time. Can't slide it too fast or you'll roll too far, and you can't take your time or else it won't sit well enough within the fret and you'll get string buzz. I've managed to get the hang of it, and now I can play the song without fretting (okay, you can have that one) about whether I'll have a successful key change or not.

                      My biggest gripe with the GL-1 is just how tight it holds on to the strings. Whenever it's applied the whole guitar's tuning is ever so slightly sharp. Just enough to be annoying. And that whole "roll it onto the nut" thing is rubbish. It doesn't roll easily over the nut and on account of its rounded shape it doesn't rest on the nut. It ends up resting on the strings causing them all to go sharp.

                      I'll use this capo for this one song, but I'm not sure I'll use it for anything else.

                       
                      5.0

                      I love these capos. In fact, I bought two.

                      By Joe

                      from Cape Cod

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • are great.
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound
                      • Once you get ued to the sliding motion, they are
                      • They take a little getting used too,

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • any and all applications.

                        Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

                        Love this capo, I still play 3-5 nights a week. I love this capo because of the quick availability. It takes a short time to get used to the sliding motion. But once you master that, you'll find you made a great investment.

                         
                        5.0

                        strong capo

                        By Tag

                        from Salem NH

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

                            capo easily slides up and down the guitar neck

                             
                            5.0

                            Amazing Product!

                            By Paulie

                            from Paris, TN

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

                              This capo does all it was touted to do. It rolls up and down the neck easily, even on the fly. Everything stays in tune!

                               
                              5.0

                              The best rolling capo!!!

                              By Guessde

                              from Mexico

                              About Me Experienced

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

                                  It is definately the best rolling capo that I ever used, it is so easy to use and it feels natural when you want to change the key of some song and then going back.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  So far, so good!!

                                  By Tom

                                  from Detroit

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Concerts

                                    Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

                                    Used on stage for the first time last weekend. Easy to use and to adjust. Used on different frets and guitar remained in tune. String tension seemed good and sound was balanced. Improvement over what I had been using.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I will continue to purchase this item again and again.

                                    By Mike

                                    from Noel MO.

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Functional
                                    • Good Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

                                      I use this product to play songs that you have to move the capo while playing and without it would make it impossible. This capo is a great product and is easy to install and remove.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      NEW IDEA !

                                      By "C"

                                      from North Carolina

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • I found tuning for me is off,check carefully.OK

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Great overall,but you decide.I like it a lot.
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Glider GL-1 Guitar Capo:

                                      I play a lot ,and find the Glider to be a great new idea.I am learning it's ups and downs. I recommend it highly.Some folks will love it,some wont.Works for me.

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