Kyser KG6B Quick-Change Capo
C-clamp capos are great for their flexibility, but dialing in the perfect tension can be a pain.
Trigger capos, like the Kyser Quick-Change Capo, offer convenience over utility.
- Clamping Mechanism: Torsion spring trigger
- Materials: Aluminum
- Tension Adjustment: none
- Suitable for: 6-string Acoustic or Electric guitar
While the design is often copied and there are similar capos in the market for less, users looking for a premium trigger-style capo like the Kyser Quick-change capo for its simplicity and long-term durability. Also, their reviews often note the longevity of the springs and rubber pads; even mentioning how one capo lasted them several years.
Some note that the spring is too tight, making one-handed operation a chore as well as putting the strings out of tune. If you don't have good grip on your non-dominant hand, it may present some trouble. Proper positioning of the capo is necessary to alleviate some of the tuning problems.
The Kyser Quick-Change Capo is best for those that want a capo to last. It might be too tight for guitars with higher action at the nut or bigger frets.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Capos.