Product Type: Stagg guitars and bass guitars
Newest Review: ... guitarist to use. The capo that I have been using on a regular basis for the past ten or so years is this one. The Gear SCMP-F Capo Flat... more
Amazing tune for an amazing price!!
Gear SCPM-F Capo Flat
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Gear SCPM-F Capo Flat
Advantages: Cheaply priced, Quick and easy to attach, Perfect for new users of capo's
Disadvantages: Quality is mild, fiddly to adjust and attach at first.
The Gear SCPM-F Capo is what i like to call after my 10 years of playing the guitar and musical knowledge a "beginner" capo. A capo is a device that clips onto the fret board to shorten the amount of string that is vibrated which in turn will higher the pitch which is helpful for playing notes higher up the fret board, especially on classical or acoustic guitars.
There are a wide variety of different capo's available on the market all for under £20 and all have different qualities. Gear's capo is a simplistic easy to use design and perfect for practising and gigging.
It consists of a rubber block (which pushes gently down on the string to cause no damage. A strap with a plastic clip which fits into the metal ridged locking mechanism on top of the main body of the capo. (See image above) the strap is then pulled around the neck of the guitar and securely clipped into the metal grove to secure it in place.
As this is used as a beginner capo it does have some draw backs. The strap and clip has a tendency to come lose which will change the pitch and sound of the guitar, and make it sound of tune. Another problem i have faced with this product is that after a while the strap becomes less tightened and due to the constant tightening up and it being released of pressure then regaining it, it begins to become weaker and harder to provide a tight fit. At this point i would recommend upgrading your capo.
I advise all guitarists that are begging to use a capo should get one of these; they are cheap and do last for a fair amount of time. Making them good practise to use. However they do after a while begin to bend and become un usable so an upgrade or replacement will be necessary.
I recommend this to my friends, students and people i practise with and everyone who has used it has been amazed at its quality for the low price and feels its a brilliant starter capo to be using.
Summary: All round good capo for guitarists not familiar with using a capo but will need to be replaced.
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