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Mar 3, 2024 - 6:00:53 PM
96 posts since 11/3/2006

I have a twanger with a 14 degree radius board, can anyone recommend a capo that would work with it?

Mar 3, 2024 - 6:57:13 PM
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16015 posts since 12/2/2005

Quality capo makers have websites. Those websites include "Contact Us" links. And most of them are capable of putting a radius on a custom-ordered capo.

Mar 3, 2024 - 7:23:32 PM

3565 posts since 12/31/2005

Mikes Mute has a radiused model

Mar 3, 2024 - 7:33:02 PM

59 posts since 6/19/2021

quote:
Originally posted by banjer23

I have a twanger with a 14 degree radius board, can anyone recommend a capo that would work with it?


Neckville banjo sells a shubb radiused capo, Nechville.com.

Mar 3, 2024 - 7:48:16 PM

3565 posts since 12/31/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Brian Murphy

Mikes Mute has a radiused model


Disregard.  I thought this said mute.  

Mar 4, 2024 - 5:18:38 AM
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B_Shull

USA

17 posts since 3/21/2023

I bought mine from Nechville. Its very good quality.

Mar 4, 2024 - 6:45:43 AM

3524 posts since 4/7/2010

I just had a custom capo made for my mandocello by katzeye. It is definitely the nicest capo I have ever had. Worth a look.

Bob Smakula
smakulafrettedinstruments.com

Mar 4, 2024 - 6:57:54 AM

235 posts since 8/31/2015

The regular $20 Shubb guitar capo should work just fineyes no need for an expensive custom job. I have a 12" radiused board on my Whyte Laydie and I share the same Shubb between my banjo and guitar with no problems at all. 

-TD

Edit: Not that there's anything wrong with custom and fancy- if that's what you want go for it!!

Edited by - TreyDBanjoKS on 03/04/2024 06:59:04

Mar 4, 2024 - 7:56:12 AM

148 posts since 11/30/2021

A while back I ordered a Paige radiused capo from banjoteacher.com. It matches the radius on my fretboard, and works very well. No frills, and not hugely expensive. Here is a link to a page with several options:

banjoteacher.com/banjo-supplie...aige.html

Mar 4, 2024 - 8:46:51 AM
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Walker

USA

349 posts since 10/28/2003

I have bent the bar on both Paige and Shubb capos and both do fine. Doesn't take much of a bend.

Mar 4, 2024 - 5:19:16 PM

13071 posts since 10/27/2006

I can order a Shubb bent to any radius you need.

Mar 4, 2024 - 7:50:07 PM

52 posts since 5/28/2010

I super-glue a piece of medium or thick mousepad material to all my capos (cloth side goes against the strings). I prefer capos that allow you to dial in the pressure, like Shubb, D'Addario or G7th. (I dislike trigger capos.)

Mousepads cost next to nothing and one mousepad will last forever. The pads being "squishy" means one capo will work on any fretboard, no matter the radius, AND you don't have to tighten the capo so much to get clean notes that you throw your instrument out of tune.

I've suggested this before and inevitably someone will say, "Oh, but I'm sure it must deaden the sound."

Nope, no more than your fingers do.

I first started using them on 12-string guitars where you have thick and thin strings right next to each other. (They now make compensated capos for 12-strings that attempt to accomplish the same thing, only for a lot more money.)

This is a simple and cheap fix that is 100% effective. Takes a couple minutes at most. 

Edited by - wileypickett on 03/04/2024 19:58:32

Mar 15, 2024 - 6:28:13 PM

8551 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Walker

I have bent the bar on both Paige and Shubb capos and both do fine. Doesn't take much of a bend.


i did the same thing with my brass shubb 20 years ago,,works fine

Mar 27, 2024 - 4:40:47 AM

1912 posts since 9/10/2003

Phil Wyatt makes  high quality Kat Eyz custom radius capos if your still looking for options. yessmiley

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