Capos can be very different in the way they are used and how they affect your guitar.
I’ve been using guitar capos as long as I’ve been playing. Using them on tunes like Two Soldiers with the capo on the first fret and Jimmy Brown the Newsboy with the capo on the 7th fret. Flatpicking with a capo is a lot of fun and the smaller frets make playing easier.
My first was a ‘clamp’ style capo and I ended up going through many of them. Over the years I’ve experimented with many different types of capos but ultimately ended up with a wrap around style capo with a screw tightening mechanism. This allow me to adjust the tension of the capo quickly on the fly and prevents the capo from being over tightened. It’s important not to over tighten the capo so you don’t prematurely wear out your frets. In this video I discuss 4 types of guitar capos that I have used and things to consider about each one.
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