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Gear SCPM-F Capo Flat
Member Name: 2night
Gear SCPM-F Capo Flat
Date: 17/12/11, updated on 17/05/12 (51 review reads)
Advantages: Very affordable
Disadvantages: Basic design, may put some off
What's a capo?
Well basically its a simple device used to "clamp" down the strings of the guitar on to a particular fret, this then enables the guitar to be played at a higher set of notes. This is particularly useful if the vocalist wants to sing in a higher register. This simple to use tool can be adjusted and placed in accordance to your needs anywhere on the neck of your instrument. This results in a highly versatile tool that benefits not only the guitarist, but also the accompanying musicians and the vocalist. There are a mind boggling amount of capo's available on the market. I have in fact reviewed another one very recently. They vary (like everything) in price and quality, and one doesn't necessarily come with the other, by this I mean that just because it costs the earth doesn't mean it's going to be any better than a cheap one. This is because basically it's a simple design with a simple use.
The very first capo I ever used was this model, The Gear SCPM-F Capo Flat. This was the very one I learned to play the guitar using, so it holds some sentimental value for me I guess. The reason I like this one more than the other capo's I have come across, is the fact that it's very easy to use (as was the other one I reviewed previously). Some capo's are quite complicated and take a bit of getting used to when you first get them. This one was as simple as could be. And straight off, I could use it even though I was terrible at playing the guitar itself. As I said some capo's can be complicated, and lots of players like that style, but for me this no bells, no whistles model is my preferred design over the others.
This works by the flat section both pressing down and holding down the strings in the desired position. Then the chord swings around the back of the neck of the guitar and then a simple strong plastic locking mechanism clips to hold the strings down tight. To open the capo you simply just un-clip this plastic lock to realise the strings and the capo itself. There are also five metal teeth that allow the player the room to adjust the capo to the size requirements of the guitar neck as most instruments vary in size.
Once people hear you are into guitars, it's amazing how many of these and their friends you start getting as thoughtful gifts. I have quite a collection of capos now and find this low budget model to be one of if not THE best in the collection. This is down to it's ease of use, sturdy construction and probably most of all, it's amazing value for money. These can be purchased for as little as £1.
Thanks for reading :0) 2night.
Summary: Easy to use, and costs very little