Basic 6 string Capos Reviewed

As promised, in this part of the Capo Roundup we're going to take a look some of the typical capos that cover all six of the guitar strings. Before you just hit the next button, there are a couple of capos on here that really caught my eye, and I've been using my trusty Kyser capo for 15 years now (yes the same one).

The Glider Capo

pic of Glider Rolling CapoBefore we cover the more typical capos down below, I wanted to start with a capo that really excited me, the Glider Capo. This capo is a typical capo except that you can change positions in the middle of a song with incredible ease. In fact you can actually make it part of the song. It's not much more than a typical capo, and if you're just going to get one capo, then this just might be my vote. The upside to this capo is the ability to change positions in a very musical fassion. However, it is a bit harder to get on and off, so quickly changing from capo to no capo in a live setting can be a challenge. This video does a better job showing it than I can describing it, so take a look

The Paige Clik Capo

pic of Paige Clik capoThe Paige Clik capo is not quite as quick moving as the Glider Capo above, but it's a pretty quick one to use as well. It's also pretty sleek looking. Check out this video review of it:

The Two most popular capos

pic of Kyser CapoHere are the two most popular capos. Either one of these capos is a fine piece of hardware, and you can't really go wrong with either one. Like I said above, I've used a Kyser capo for 15 years and it still feels as strong and sturdy as the day I pulled it out of the package. I also know the Shubb capo is a very popular one as well. It's really just a preference thing. The Shubb is perhaps just a hair longer to adjust, but is sleeker and a littlle more Pic of Shubb Deluxe Capoattractive looking. The Kyser has an easy grip handle to just squeeze and move and so it's a little quicker to change positions with. But, if you're not careful you can pull the strings a little bit out of tune. The Shubb comes in two varieties. The traditional Shubb and the Deluxe. The deluxe model has a tension wheel that allows you to vary the amount of tension you use. What that means is that the Shubb Deluxe Capo can also double as a Dropped-D capo (covered on the next page). To me, that makes the Deluxe more value for the money than the traditional, but different budgets and different needs demand different capos.

Onward to MOre Unique Capos

That's it as for the basic capos, now let's take a look at cut capos and parital capos.