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Old 11-27-2016, 01:10 PM
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Default Emerald X20...Which Capo ?

I recently ordered an Emerald X20 6 string, (still needs to be manufactured)
When I receive my X20, I plan to tune it to D-d of maybe lower.
I read some X20 owner/owners were tuning down to C-c with impressive results.
On occasions, I plan to use a capo on my tuned down X20, but probably only to capo back up to E-e tuning
I was wondering what other X20 owners may or may not recommend for a capo.
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:30 PM
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I don't have an X-20, but when I played by brother in laws X-20 my standard Kyser 12-string capo worked just fine.
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:53 PM
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I own a few Emeralds and one is an X20 12 String. I do keep mine tuned a step lower to D and love it tuned there. I have a deeper voice and so lots of times I'm not even putting a capo on it. For when I do need it I had an old Dunlop Trigger lying around and it works extremely well with little pull on any of the strings and a need to re-tune.

They just have such great necks with awesome fret work that I think any decent capo should work well with it.

Your gonna love the X20 12 String. I'm super impressed with mine!
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:39 AM
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I have found this capri to be perfect for the X20. I also have a G7 performance capri which I love but just does not work well with the X20 in my opinion. This one is nice and lower tension and easy on easy off
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:02 PM
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I have always used a Shubb Deluxe on my X20's and it works great. They are around $15. No need to spend more. I usually tune again after installing the capo for pitch perfect results.
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