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Old 01-18-2019, 07:46 AM
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Default Capo with 12" Radius for J45?

Hello all. I am experimenting with capos for my J45 Standard. Is there a good, reliable capo to match the fretboard's 12" radius?

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Old 01-18-2019, 08:12 AM
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Hello all. I am experimenting with capos for my J45 Standard. Is there a good, reliable capo to match the fretboard's 12" radius?



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I will bet a lot of J owners will be curious about this if there is one.

G7 has a yoke style which is supposed to "adapt" to different guitar radius measurements. Even if it works, it is way too expensive.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:48 AM
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Check Thaila, these have snapin tuning pads that come with every capo, covers most all the radius' there are. Even one for a classical, they aint exactly cheap, I think they are still running a pretty good sale at the moment, (I still get their mailings..)

they also offer B Stock cheaper,, I went with a B stock for one of them, (I wound up with two) and it was fine.. I really like them. Check em out.

https://www.thaliacapos.com/
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:54 AM
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G7th is launching their new performance 3 capo at Namm. Adaptive Radius Technology
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:57 AM
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My favorite for the J-35 and J-45 is the Kat Eyz. Very low profile, snugs up quickly without excessive tightening......excellent tool. I also have an Elliot and the G7th Heritage (the one with the auto-adjusting radius device) and while they are fine capos, the Kat Eyz is the one for me. All three work fine with the Gibson radius.
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:09 PM
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Check Thaila, these have snapin tuning pads that come with every capo, covers most all the radius' there are. Even one for a classical, they aint exactly cheap, I think they are still running a pretty good sale at the moment, (I still get their mailings..)

they also offer B Stock cheaper,, I went with a B stock for one of them, (I wound up with two) and it was fine.. I really like them. Check em out.

https://www.thaliacapos.com/
What he said. I have a Thalia for my j45 and it works perfectly.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:34 PM
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I like the Thalia unless you are moving it around, removing and reclamping mid solo gig.

BTW: I have a new guitar that has 11.81" radius. I absolutely love the roundness for freedom of excursion with less planning.

I wish more makers would go rounder. Perhaps even a 10"?
Would love to try/order a subtle 10-12" compound radius.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:04 PM
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I use an old brass Shubb on my J 45. Works great.

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G7th is launching their new performance 3 capo at Namm. Adaptive Radius Technology
Definitely have my eye on this one.
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I just bought a Paige yoke style capo, and it seems to work very well on my J-29ís 12Ē radius. So far I like it better than the Shubbs I have been using for years.
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I like the Thalia unless you are moving it around, removing and reclamping mid solo gig.
Moving it up and down the neck is a breeze but you are correct that it's not the quickest moving it between guitars. I solved that problem by getting one for each of my guitars.
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:27 PM
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Shubb custom bent a capo to 20" for me for my Rainsong WS3000.

I'm sure if you e-mailed them they would do the same the other direction. Only downside is you would have to buy from them directly and thus pay full MSRP.
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Elliot capos. You specify the radius and neck dimensions. They will get you what you need. Itís not cheap but they are great.
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I've used a standard Shubb for years , works fine no problems
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:04 AM
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Shubb custom bent a capo to 20" for me for my Rainsong WS3000.

I'm sure if you e-mailed them they would do the same the other direction. Only downside is you would have to buy from them directly and thus pay full MSRP.
This is an excellent option.

I've pulled the sleave and re-bent a Shubb for one of my guitars that had a tighter radius. It was easy, but I have a nice home shop.
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