Received the finger capo today, in a metal box! The capo is very heavy and ugly Unfortunatly it appears to be defective. Instead of adjusting jaw of capo, the skull unscrews from the adjusting screw so capo never opens.
-1962 Martin D-21 -1950 Gibson LG1 -1958 Goya M-26 -1974 Yamaha FG75 high strung -A number of banjos, mandolins, Autoharps, ukuleles, dulcimers, mouth harps, a Tele clone and various other stuff. -I own a fiddle, but only play it when Maggie and the cats are all out of the house.
Well the seller refunded the defective capo, so I decided to try one more time to repair it. I was unable to remove the long screw from the body of the capo, even with dental pliers the last time. This time I used electronics plier with very fine hashed gripping surfaces.. Success, hopefully I didn't damage the screw thread too much. Next I used Bob Smith Insta-Cure (Cyanoacrylate), a brand of crazyglue recommended to me at a hobby shop for gluing steel to glass (camera lens mount work) . I filled the skull with it and screwed the screw in all the way in!
Seems to work now. But I am sure any over-tightening will cause the skull's bond to screw to break. I tried it on guitar, it works as well as any other capo of it's design. At least I can now put in on the Capo Shelf.
Of all the sculpted capos, (Alligator, Skull& Cross-Bones, Shark) the Demon Finger is the most competent. It's design doesn't get too much in the way of functionality. Perhaps a skull is a bit too smooth to turn, a Klingon head might provide a better grip.
RobertW, that's a shame. I only own one capo (bought on the recommendation of your threads) but since I never use a capo (just thought I should own one in case I ever needed one) I never bought a second one. But I have a rather eccentric sense of humor, and was kind of hoping the Demon Finger would be a good capo because I would have probably bought it for amusement value. Too bad (but you saved me some money!)