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Thalia capos

Post by nightflight » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:00 am

I was wondering if anyone here has tried a Thalia capo - either on a classical or steel string guitar? And what did you think of it?

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Re: Thalia capos

Post by Rick Beauregard » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:07 pm

They're great but extremely pricy. Customizable. Look great: I matched the satinwood in my rosette. Optional inserts to fit steel or classical guitars and fret board radii. It works great. But my $10 Dunlop capo works fine too. It is a little bulky and crowds the left hand at the first fret unless you flip it around, just like others of this type design. Great customer service. This is a great gift for the guitar player in your life.
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Re: Thalia capos

Post by Rick Beauregard » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:09 pm

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Re: Thalia capos

Post by Ramon Amira » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:04 am

Get a cejilla.

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Re: Thalia capos

Post by Pede » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:28 pm

Ramon Amira wrote:Get a cejilla.

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Re: Thalia capos

Post by souldier » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:26 pm

My go to capo is the "Planet Waves NS Classical Guitar Capo". They are superlight and don't get in the way. The key selling point is the adjustable screw which allows you to get the precise amount of pressure needed to have all strings ring through cleanly.

A problem with a lot of these pressure/trigger capos like the thalia is that they often will put excess pressure on the strings since you can't adjust them. This could lead to intonation issues and premature wear of the strings. Different guitars and different positions on the neck require different amounts of pressure.
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