Looking to change up your electric vibe? Clamp on a D’Addario electric guitar capo and find your next key. From our patented Tri-Action and Artist capos to Pro Plus and Capo Lite, D’Addario has the capo to fit your electric guitar.
Most capos function the same way—they apply tension to the strings across the fretboard. Since they all do the same thing, in slightly different ways, a single capo can work on multiple electric guitars—and different capos can work on the same electric guitar. However, there are slight differences in how different types of capos are designed. These differences are good to know, so you can feel confident in picking the right capo for your guitar and your playing style.
The D’Addario Tri-Action and Artist capos are trigger capos, which are great for electric guitars. They’re constructed with patented spring technology, which effectively clamps down on the neck of any guitar. Trigger capos are easy to use, have micrometer tension adjustment, and let you change position quickly, so you can jump from key to key in no time at all.
Screw capos feature a small dial which adjusts how much tension is placed on the neck of an electric guitar. It's designed much smaller and sleeker than most other capos. While it may take slightly longer to dial in the appropriate pressure, you’ll barely notice a screw capo on your electric guitar, which allows for a cleaner style.
Cradle capos are a premium option for players who are very particular about the tension they have on the neck of their electric. The unique self-centering design applies even, consistent pressure against every string, assuring there is no buzz. It can also live on the neck of your electric guitar, behind the nut—so whenever you need it, it’s there.
A capo may be a small tool, but it can have a big impact on your playing. With our Lesson Room resources, you can learn all there is to know about acoustic guitar capos. If you want to better understand the sonic and melodic changes that come from using a capo on your electric guitar, check out How to Use a Capo on a Guitar. If you’re interested in how capos physically operate to change the pitch of a guitar’s strings, take a look at What Does a Capo Do For a Guitar. And if you want to learn how to place the capo correctly to get the best sounds, read How to Put a Capo on a Guitar.