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G7 Nashvilles

Spot 30 Jan 09 - 05:58 PM
McGrath of Harlow 30 Jan 09 - 06:36 PM
McGrath of Harlow 31 Jan 09 - 06:05 PM
Will Fly 31 Jan 09 - 06:31 PM
Will Fly 31 Jan 09 - 06:32 PM
McGrath of Harlow 31 Jan 09 - 07:14 PM
van lingle 01 Feb 09 - 06:58 AM
Big Al Whittle 01 Feb 09 - 08:50 AM
NormanD 01 Feb 09 - 08:53 AM
GUEST,Ray 01 Feb 09 - 11:24 AM
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Subject: G7 Nashvilles
From: Spot
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 05:58 PM

Hallooo everybody...

             I got one of the original G7 capos when they first came out..(2/3 years?) Not a bad piece of kit. However,there seemed to be a design fault in the early ones and mine literally fell apart a few weeks ago. I contacted the makers and was informed of said problem (which has duly been rectified)and was told a replacement was the answer, no problem. Good enough!! In the meantime G7 produced the Nashville trigger style capo, and, me being me and interested, I opted for one as a replacement. No problem said Mr Maker. Well..I have to say I'm delighted with it!! This thing doesn't pull my strings out anywhere up the neck and is amazingly unobtrusive to boot...Nicely made and doesn't pull strings out of tune.. Not only that - it doesn't pull strings out of tune!! Have I made my point?    ;-)

             I just wanted you guys/gals to know... :-)

                Regards to all... Spot


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Subject: RE: G7 Nashvilles
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 06:36 PM

G7th range - I bought one of what they now evidently call the "Performance Capo" when they came out. Works very well, and no problem with it falling to pieces. But I found it easier to use the Keyser, because you can move it round one handed, even in the middle of a set of tunes.

And I see that the "G7th Nashville" they've now come up with seems to have the same basic design as the Keyser. I see on that G7th site they say it is "lighter and quicker to use than the competition".
Which presumablky means the Keyser.

Anyone like to do a comparative review?

(I've never found the Keyser puts the strings out of tune, but some people seem to.)


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Subject: RE: G7th Nashvilles
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 06:05 PM


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Subject: RE: G7 Nashvilles
From: Will Fly
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 06:31 PM

I have both the G7 "performance" model and the Keyser (which I bought first). I rarely use the Keyser - the spring is very strong and it it has one tension which can put strings out. The G7 is tightened to the strength that I want, it's neat and unobtrusive and it comes of very easily. I can also mov it with on hand, if need be. The Keyser gets in the way of my fretting hand - but it's handy as a spare in the music room... I'd heard about early G7s coming apart or locking, but mine's fine so far.


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Subject: RE: G7 Nashvilles
From: Will Fly
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 06:32 PM

"mov it with on hand" shows how slack my left hand typing is...! Good job the G7 is easy to manipulate!


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Subject: RE: G7 Nashvilles
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 07:14 PM

Well I've lent my G7th (they spell it that way) to my son right now - if I ever get it back I'll have another go manipulating it with one hand.

I've never found the Keyser spring too tight or that it gets in the way. We're all built dufferently I suppose - and I have a low action on the guitar I mostly use it with.

But I'd want to know is how the Nashville compares with the Keyser.


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Subject: RE: G7 Nashvilles
From: van lingle
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 06:58 AM

McGrath: "I find it easier to use the Kyser because you can move it round one handed, even in the middle of a set of tunes."

Has anyone tried the Glider Rolling capo (www.glidercapo.com)? I'd like to know how well it functions for mid-set key changes. It looks pretty effective on the video. I've used a Quick Draw with mixed results and the Kyser is better than most for that purpose but still a bit clumsy, for me, anyway.


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Subject: RE: G7 Nashvilles
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 08:50 AM

The G7 doesn't work well on my Faith guitars - it jumps away for some reason. however it works okay on my Yamaha. the nashville I didn't like at all - not strong enough. I think I gave it away.

The Kyser does put the strings out of tune, but at least it holds the strings down. You don't suddenly finds certain strings are muted like you do with the nashville.

The Shubb is the best of the lot - although it takes time to adjust.

the chinese copies of shubb for four quid on e bay are not as reliable as the original.

All in all - its tricky. Some capos work with some guitars and the faults emerge at a later date - you just have to bite the bullet and pay your money and hope for the best.


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Subject: RE: G7 Nashvilles
From: NormanD
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 08:53 AM

A friend went round some guitar shops looking for a G7, to be told at least once, "That's a chord".

The Keyser spring can grip too hard sometimes, and can get in the way a bit. I find the non-Nashville G7th easy to use and adjust, but I still prefer the Shubb for its ease and design.


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Subject: RE: G7 Nashvilles
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 11:24 AM

Having spoken to the man who designed the G7, it seems that there were problems with the originals (the plastic trigger snapped off) which led to a change in design. His attitude seemed to be that if this happened he would simply give you another one.

The "Performance" capo was produced as answer to the Keyser for people who insisted on a spring loaded jobby. I got the impression that the he thought that the original G7 was better.

I've used the original G7 on several guitars and the banjo one on a similar number of mandolins and had no problems with either.
Ray


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