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Old 12-23-2016, 07:08 AM
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I've been playing more tunes with a capo on my flat fretboard Cordoba guitar. Mostly dropped D with capo on 1st fret or capo'd at the 3rd.

My Paige Classical capo is okay, but I frequently run into intonation issues and have to re-tune. I like the ability to store the Paige capo at the headstock

What is the preferred capo for folks playing with classical flat fretboards?

Has anyone tried the new G7th Heritage Capo that is supposed to adapt to any radius fretboard?

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Old 12-23-2016, 01:18 PM
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I use the Jim Dunlop Toggle capo on my flamenco. It is a bit annoying if you are always capo-ing in different locations though. For flamenco, 2nd fret is by far the most common so it is not a big deal. I like the compactness of it, doesn't interfere with the fretting hand.

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Old 12-23-2016, 04:09 PM
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Like the Thalia capos. Each one comes with inserts that can be switched out to accommodate flat fingerboards or various radiused fingerboards.
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Old 12-23-2016, 06:25 PM
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Thanks, but the Thalia capos are interesting, but way too bulky / wide on the fretboard neck for my personal tastes.

My Paige is okay, but causes intonation issues, especially when playing harmonic's.

I've been eyeing the G7th Heritage and the Shubb fine tune capo's, because they are the yoke style capo's.
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:10 PM
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Dunlops- really don't like metal clampy things.
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Old 12-24-2016, 10:44 AM
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Want really good inexpensive capo? Look at Planet Waves classical capo. Simple and works perfectly.
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:02 PM
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I use the Jim Dunlop Toggle capo on my flamenco. It is a bit annoying if you are always capo-ing in different locations though. For flamenco, 2nd fret is by far the most common so it is not a big deal. I like the compactness of it, doesn't interfere with the fretting hand.

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Aside from the old fashion cejilla, which actually works pretty well, I think the Dunlop is the flamenco approved model these days. I do OK with a G7 and a NS Pro too.

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Old 12-26-2016, 01:34 PM
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I use a shubb (I have 3 of them, 2 for classical, 1 for steel) - they're great. Quick and easy to install, and adjustable pressure, with little to no effect on tuning.
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:59 AM
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I will second the planet waves classical capo.
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Been using a Shubb for 25 years with no problems....
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Using a Dunlop Classical Capo,NO Problems.
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I will second the planet waves classical capo.
I like this capo for my old Gibson GS-5
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Shubb has done well for me, though I don't clamp it to headstock when not in use...
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