D'Addario Announces NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro

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March 8, 2014 - 9:00 am

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D'Addario Announces NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro

D'Addario Announces NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro

Farmingdale, N.Y. — D'Addario and Planet Waves have announced the availability of the NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro as seen on display at the recent Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif.

The NS Pro was designed in association with Ned Steinberger for 4- or 5-string banjos and mandolins.

These new capos assure buzz-free, in-tune performance at any fret as they are equipped with a micrometer adjustment mechanism which allows the player to dial in the exact tension needed for clear ringing notes without excessive force in any position on the neck.

This greatly reduces the need to retune the instrument during and after capo use. The sleek aircraft-grade, aluminum construction can withstand the toughest playing and touring schedule while adding negligible additional weight or obstruction to the instrument.

The NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro has a suggested retail price of $26.99 and is shipping now.

D'Addario and Planet Waves simultaneously announced the availability of the NS Artist Guitar Capo retailing at $31.99 and NS Ukulele Capo Pro at $26.99.

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March 08, 2014 09:35 AM
Can I have it shipped to my house in a brown paper bag?
March 08, 2014 06:48 PM
I took a regular Planet Waves NS steel string guitar capo I had laying around and cut it down. It works really well on my octave mandolin, and I use it a lot. The wider padding on the guitar sized capo distributes the pressure more evenly, so my neck finish stays nice. Also, this new banjo/mandolin version looks to be flat, no radius. My cut capo version has a nice built in radius.

I don't generally need a capo for mandolin, but does work on my Collings MT.

March 10, 2014 03:34 PM
Blasphemy! smile -Jim
March 10, 2014 08:45 PM
The humanity!