If you remember a while back, I
wrote a review on the G7th Performance Capo. All in all, it is a great capo.
It's very easy to apply and keeps the guitar from inotation problems. The only
draw-back to the capo is the speed of application. When seconds count in a live
situation, you need something that can be applied very quickly.
The fine people at G7th sent me
their Nashville-style capo to try out, so I'll share my thoughts. This capo is
the "K-style" capo that many guitarists recognize. However, this one is a
little different. The first thing I noticed was the feel of it in my hand as
compared to the Kyser that I'm used to. The over-all feel was much thinner and
lighter. Even though the initial feel was a bit odd (after years of something
different), I quickly found out why the design was like it was once I applied
it to the guitar. It's much easier to squeeze. As a guitar teacher, I know that
this is really a big advantage, especially for younger students/players. Most
spring-loaded capos are very tight right out of the box, so you have to have a
pretty strong grip to apply it. The price point for this capo is also a little
more within reach for most guitarists compared to the performance capo.
Before I wrap up, I want to
revisit the performance capo now that I've had time to really use it. I like it
the more I use it. It has a very sturdy, solid feel, and it's my go-to capo
especially for electric. Electrics are more sensitive to pitch problems with
capos, so solid, even pressure is important. After recently watching the videos
of Passion 2011 (a worship conference of over 20k college students) I noticed
that the electric guitarists who have used Kysers for years and years were
using the performance capo for the first time live.