In 2004, The Performance Original set a new standard in capo design.
Players loved the way that it kept the guitar in tune, but wanted it to be smaller and lighter, without compromising the tone.
All that has been impossible until now:
The new Performance 2 gives you the ultimate capo experience.
Not only have we made it slimmer and lighter, but we have also reversed it's patented clutch mechanism, which gives it a lightning fast squeeze-on, squeeze-off action. It has also been designed to store behind the nut or on the peghead when not in use.
G7th Performance 2. Smaller - Faster - Lighter
The Problem with Conventional Capos...
The capo is a constant source of frustration to guitarists.
- They can be awkward to use.
- They can pull your guitar out of tune.
- They can interfere with the players hand.
Most guitar capos fall into 2 categories.
These capos usually work using a strong spring. They are simple and quick to use, but the spring tension cannot be adjusted, so they exert a different tension on each fret, and often cause tuning problems. They can also require a lot of strength to use!
A good adjustable capo is less likely to cause tuning problems. However, many are awkward or fiddly to use. Some have only stepped adjustment which is too crude. Others have awkward shapes which interfere with the player's hand.
The G7th Performance capo's patented clutch mechanism has none of the problems of existing capos, but all of the benefits!
The Wrap Spring Clutch Mechanism...
The wrap spring clutch consists of just three elements: a fixed hub, a moving hub, and a spring whose inside diameter is just slightly smaller than the outside diameter of the two hubs. When the spring is forced over the two hubs, attempting to rotate in the direction which opens the capo wraps it down tightly on the hubs, positively engaging them.
Rotation in the other direction, to tighten the capo onto the strings, is not restricted. To release the capo, the control tang is moved in the direction to unwind the spring, thus releasing the clutch.
The beauty of this type of clutch for this application is that it can be adjusted in tiny increments, allowing precise control over how tightly the strings are pressed down.
Did you know... the G7th's clutch mechanism is a modification of a tried-and-tested design used in printers and copiers to provide a simple decoupling and overrun device!