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*WANTED* Dudley Capo

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:49 pm
by Elvensong
I've been looking for a couple of weeks and cannot find this capo anywhere.

Anyone have one they would like to sell?

Re: *WANTED* Dudley Capo

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:21 am
by Pooch
I also have been looking for a Dudley Dulcimer Capo but for over a year. I would suggest looking at a similar capo called the Walworth Dulcimer Capo at www.elderly.com/walworth-dulcimer-capo.htm

Re: *WANTED* Dudley Capo

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:06 pm
by frets alot
Pooch wrote:I also have been looking for a Dudley Dulcimer Capo but for over a year. I would suggest looking at a similar capo called the Walworth Dulcimer Capo at http://www.elderly.com/walworth-dulcimer-capo.htm

These work great. I have 2 of the Walworth Capos and will never go back.

Re: *WANTED* Dudley Capo

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:39 pm
by Elvensong
Interesting. I also picked up two of the Walworths capos and hated them. For one thing, the fretboard on my 30 year old Folkroots is shallow so the Walworth won't work on it at all unless I find someone to cut it down. It literally sits 1/8 -3/16" above the string

But I also tried one on my 86' Blue Lion and found it really unreliable and couldn't hold a clean tone at all.

I'm still waiting for someone to design a capo with a DOWNWARD pressure locking mechanism. Being able to cinch the capo to the side of the dulcimer is worthless. Keeping the capo attached to the fretboard is not the issue. It doesn't matter how well the capo grips the side of the fretboard if it struggles to hold a clean tone.