|Planet Waves NS Dual Action Capo & Tuner|
Spring is the time that we think about playing out more at jams, gigs and music festivals. Folk festivals are some of my favorites for informal performing. I like the New Jersey Folk Festival for that reason. I can remember people in the audience bringing their instruments to play along with us up on stage. Now THAT is audience participation! So anything that helps make bringing an instrument along easier is going to get my attention.
|The PW Capos fit my Martin Guitar necks perfectly.|
Planet Waves NS Dual Action Capo...
|PW NS Dual Action Capo|
My womanly hands are small but I have no problem clamping and unclasping the Dual Action Capo. So when the upgrade arrived, I had no problem switching over. The mechanism is the same only now you have a little tuner on the end! The tuner is very accurate and easy to activate. The only downside is that it doesn't display the actual note. I've used it mostly to tweak a properly tuned guitar using a pedal tuner like their Tru-Strobe. Once your guitar is tuned to the proper notes, you just need a little fine tuning so seeing the note you are playing is not as important at that point.
|Planet Waves Tru-Strobe Pedal Tuner should be your starting point for accurate baseline tuning|
|NS Capo Tuner|
Planet Waves NS Dual Action Capo - Tuner
One of the things that I like about this combo capo & tuner is somewhat obvious. You don't have to bring two guitar accessories as you have both the capo and tuner in one.
What is cool is that you can offer it to someone whose tuner is failing and they always say. "Wow, your capo has a tuner on it too?" You look like the genius in the room and your playing buddy gets their instrument tuned.
Here are the specs on this tuner straight from the Planet Waves website:
|My Karaoke Machine allows me to change keys for my vocal track keys which I then capo up the neck of the guitar.|