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A Nice Capo But Not Cheap
Jim Dunlop Trigger Capo
Member Name: andyoz
Jim Dunlop Trigger Capo
Advantages: Good Quality
Jim Dunlop has to be one of the most well known guitar brands out there. I have been using various Jim Dunlop products for well over ten years and it amazes me just how many different bits and bobs you can buy when it comes to the name Jim Dunlop. Obviously the company makes guitars and from me experience they make some pretty good guitar as well, but they also make picks, capos, strings, stands and a various amount of other guitar and music accessories. Jim Dunlop is a good quality name that you can really trust. This particular review though is for a capo made by Jim Dunlop.
The Jim Dunlop Trigger capo is a rather flashy piece of equipment. In case you are not aware of what a capo is it's simply a little device you place on the neck of your guitar to bar the strings. Basically it changes the sound your guitar makes without you actually having do play any differently. Pretty much every guitarist will use one of these at some point and they are something you need when you are playing certain songs and certain types of music.
So this particular capo is pretty basic. The mechanism is simple, you just squeeze it to release or tighten it on the strings and then it holds in place. There is a rubber section which presses on the strings which keeps them secure and at the same time does not damage them in anyway. The capo is easy to adjust and easy to take off or put back on. The whole thing is very solidly built and unless treated very poorly I see no way this one would break.
For me personally this capo represents a rather expensive version of something that could be cheaper. Ironically I actually had one of these for a while and then ended up loosing it. Although I was happy with the performance, due to the fact that they cost going on for £15 I didn't buy another. I now just use a very simple cheap capo which does the job just as well as the Jim Dunlop Trigger capo does.
You can get these in a few different colours so you should find one that matches the style of your guitar. The fact is that this is used to perform a very simple task so if you want a good quality capo that looks good and is fairly impressive then this is one to go for. However, if you are looking for value for money there are far cheaper capos that do the job just as well.
Overall then there is not really much bad I can say about this capo. It does it's job very well and looks slick. The only down side is the price. I had a quick look round online and it seems you can pick one of these up for around £13 but that still makes it quite expensive for what it really is. This was one that I did like when I used it but not one that I will be buying again in the near future.
Summary: A Little To Expensive For Me