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TGerman

 

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Capo/Cejilla Recommendation 

Can anyone recommend a good capo/cejilla? It doesn't have to be all fancy pants, but it could be, but most importantly it has to be good. I seem to have bad luck with my capos for some reason, breaking or not holding the strings tight enough.
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Argaith

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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to TGerman

I have a beautiful traditional cejilla but I rarely use it because of the fuss over putting it on, string snapping every now and then, etc.

I also have one of these that I use regularly, very easy to use and reliable:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Planet-Waves-NS-Capo-Lite/dp/B0037MA69I/ref=sr_1_15?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1462445696&sr=1-15&keywords=capo

Good luck,
A

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 5 2016 11:02:21
 
Dudnote

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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to TGerman

There was a thread on this not long ago. The capo I bought is still going strong.
http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=277855&p=1&tmode=1&smode=1

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 5 2016 16:32:38
 
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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to TGerman

Those are nice traditional Cejilla but I wonder do they work any better than this inexpensive one I use:



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El Kiko

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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to TGerman

you can get all the fancy pants ones you want , matching wood , handcrafted , gold and diamond inlayed , made by virgins in the sierra morena . or what ever you want ....
but ....
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everyone should have a Dunlop , standard capo ... fits all quick to put on and take off small, lightweight and cheap ....its a hard design to beat ...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 5 2016 17:44:31
 
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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to TGerman

Yup!
I'll only ever have this:
http://www.amazon.com/Dunlop-Deluxe-Professional-Toggle-Capo/dp/B000EEN9IW?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

Or a wood one carved by virgins from the Sierras

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 5 2016 17:57:13
 
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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to El Kiko

Get this one and you won't regret it. I've had the same one for more than 10 years and it works perfectly still with never a single issue in the entirety of that decade. Cheers!



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 5 2016 17:57:15
 
Dudnote

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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to rombsix

I had one of those for several years and they're great. But one day the hinge came unhinged and the sping popped out making the thing completely useless. The hinge seemed to be something like a rivit and it was that that broke. A more practical man perhaps could have fixed it by putting a new rivit through the center, but I figured it was time it got the RIP treatment.

What I like with this capo is it lies low and out the way and is super rapid to swap positions.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 5 2016 19:25:19
 
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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to Leñador

I've an old one of those (actually the 11f not the 15f) whose lever for some reason doesn't like to lie low so it stays in a precarious state of wanting to pop up at any moment. No idea why it's like that, perhaps the plastic is a bit deformed. Also the 11f feels quite toothy sometimes when playing certain phrases in por ariba. Other than that, they're a great no thrills capo.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 5 2016 19:31:41

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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to El Kiko

quote:

you can get all the fancy pants ones you want , matching wood , handcrafted , gold and diamond inlayed , made by virgins in the sierra morena . or what ever you want .... but .... ..... everyone should have a Dunlop , standard capo ... fits all quick to put on and take off small, lightweight and cheap ....its a hard design to beat ...


+1

Or you could join the jazz club and say that capos are for pussies anyway.

I've been using the cheapest Dunlop out there for years and haven't had anything to complain about so. I'm usually a bit skeptical about the ones that you clap down on the side. Seems to be it'd be simple physics that the pressure exerted would be stronger on the side of the clasp and weaker on the other end (though anyone feel free to correct me on this. My knowledge of physics is pretty much limited to long-forgotten grade school stuff). I'd go for something that "closes" in the middle.

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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to TGerman

Go hardcore, go metal!



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 6 2016 1:48:21
 
Dudnote

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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to TGerman

I'm sure with some good strong rubber bands and a penil or cigerete light you could get some good results.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 6 2016 3:11:36
 
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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to TGerman

I make traditional wood cejillas, in this style and others.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flamenco-Classical-Guitar-Cejilla-capo-EBONY-Low-Profile-Traditional-Model-/201465639640?hash=item2ee849b2d8:g:u4MAAOSw14xWQ5Wc
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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to TGerman

Planet waves and Shubbs are my choices.
I saw Vicente Amigo using a Shubbs too.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 6 2016 16:20:14
 
El Kiko

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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to Leñador

yep .. not trying to show off ...but i have 2 Dunlops..! .. and the first one ive had for easy 10 years ....
.
and I have a couple of trad ones that look nice and obviously make me play much better ....
They're for dress purposes ...playing in public ....you know , like when you have to get washed to go out n all that ........
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....and the people ask ....."whats that for ? " ...."what does that do ?...."

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 6 2016 17:23:44
 
IraqiOud

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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to TGerman

I have the G7th Performance Capo 2 (Which is great and very easy to use and move position):

http://www.amazon.com/G7th-G7TH-PRF2-STR-CHR/dp/B00LMXXHTA/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1462778010&sr=1-3&keywords=g7th+performance+2+capo



and I got a very neatly crafted traditional one from Nick @ngiorgio :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Flamenco-Classical-Guitar-Cejilla-capo-ULTRA-LOW-PROFILE-COCOBOLO-/201579467210?hash=item2eef1291ca:g:ZEMAAOSwShJXLn0h

You can't go wrong with either!





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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to IraqiOud

quote:

ORIGINAL: IraqiOud

I have the G7th Performance Capo 2 (Which is great and very easy to use and move position):

http://www.amazon.com/G7th-G7TH-PRF2-STR-CHR/dp/B00LMXXHTA/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1462778010&sr=1-3&keywords=g7th+performance+2+capo



Set phasers on stun


A friend of mine has endorsement deal with G7. Personally I think they look pig ugly on a flamenco guitar and prefer something far more discrete like the Dunlops Kiko mentions above, or a Shubb.
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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to Blondie#2

quote:

ORIGINAL: Blondie#2

quote:

ORIGINAL: IraqiOud

I have the G7th Performance Capo 2 (Which is great and very easy to use and move position):

http://www.amazon.com/G7th-G7TH-PRF2-STR-CHR/dp/B00LMXXHTA/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1462778010&sr=1-3&keywords=g7th+performance+2+capo



Set phasers on stun


A friend of mine has endorsement deal with G7. Personally I think they look pig ugly on a flamenco guitar and prefer something far more discrete like the Dunlops Kiko mentions above, or a Shubb.


Oh well, my bedroom walls don't mind the ugliness of the G7th capo as long as it performs well and not leaving anywhere beyond these walls.. Plus I don't think pigs are ugly to start with
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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to IraqiOud

quote:

ORIGINAL: IraqiOud
Plus I don't think pigs are ugly to start with


You're right, that's mean to pigs.
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RE: Capo/Cejilla Recommendation (in reply to TGerman

I also like the planet waves one with the little knob that you twist to tighten. I have used the strapy dunlop one for years but when I lost it and bought a new one it was a bad experience. The first one was bent slightly - so I brought it back, then the next one I can never keep the tension on- it keeps slipping in the buckle over time.
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