#1: Paige Clik Capo

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PAIGE CAPO
Clik Capo
LIST PRICE: $29.95

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A friend of mine who is a singer/songwriter came in the office the other day and saw me fiddling with a slew of capos—namely Paige, G7, Kyser and Shubb.  I had the Paige strapped on and was getting acquainted with it. The friend was intrigued with this new Clik Capo—he’d never used a Paige and neither had I. So he gave it a test-run too. It’s always good to have two perspectives, right?

The common thread with all Paige capos, and the original feature that separates it from other capos, is the center of gravity.  Basically, you clip it on and screw it in snugly from the back center of the capo.  What’s the big deal with this, you might ask. If you’re someone who constantly needs reassurance about things (or maybe you’re a perfectionist), then the Paige will allow you to rest easy—knowing that there’s no upward or downward hinging that could bend your strings. That’s not to say other capos that are hinged from top or bottom are faulty. It’s just that your risk of error probably goes down slightly using a Paige.

The downside is that it is a tedious capo, and it won’t appeal to everybody. You can’t please everyone—but that’s ok. So before he left, my singer/songwriter friend said, “I can’t imagine using this at my shows… it would just take too much time to screw in. I just want to clip and go.” Whether or not to use the Paige at your shows (if this even applies to you) is your prerogative,  but I gotta say that this Clik Capo might fit your tastes to a tee. To summarize: Paige is for the perfectionist.

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  1. I’ve used Paige Capos for several years. The New Clik Capo blows the old one out of the water! It isn’t just a “screw” anymore it’s got some quick action… you push the screw in only needing the fine adjustment part using the screw. Also, YOU DO NOT TAKE ANY PAIGE CAPOS OFF OF YOUR GUITAR!!! They might take some time to get on and off… but with Paige they store right behind the nut. Maybe you guys should’ve read the directions.

  2. I’ve been using Paige capos for the past five years or so, and have never been let down. They really do require less tuning than other capos. And like Adam said (above) when you’re not using it, the Paige sits comfortably behind the nut. So they’re actually easier to get on and off (in a live setting) than other capos. Makes it impossible to misplace a Paige, too, as mine never leaves my guitar.

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