If you are in need of a single fretpad or want to try out a different fretpad material then you are in the right place. You can now buy singles of all of our fretpads! See below for descriptions of our different material options.
Constructed by a proprietary silicone blend that exactly mimics the elasticity of the human finger and works great on 12-string, Baritone, and 6-string guitars. Comes in both standard tension and high tension (2mm thicker) configurations. OctaveTouch Standard Tension Fretpads, work with all 6-strings, while High Tension Fretpads are designed to handle 12-string, Mandolins, Ukuleles & thin necked guitars. For more information on our all NEW OctaveTouch™ fretpads, please see this blog post: OctaveTouch™
Our Teflon Fretpad’s material attributes are the complete opposite of rubber. While rubber is soft and binding, Teflon is hard and slippery. These characteristics, produce a noticeably more vibrant tone and allow the strings to bend and slide beneath the capo, which help to keep your guitar in tune. This makes teflon act like a finger instead of a nut. Comes in both standard tension and high tension (2mm thicker) configurations. Teflon Standard Tension Fretpads, work with all 6-strings, while High Tension Fretpads are designed to handle Mandolins, Ukuleles & thin necked guitars. * Not to be used with 12-strings or Baritone guitars.
Our Rubber Fretpads are harder than our OctaveTouch fretpads but are still soft enough to bind the strings to the fret, keeping them from moving beneath the capo. This makes them act like a nut. Traditional capos have always used rubber due to its conforming characteristics. Every Thalia Capo comes with a set of our Standard & High Tension Rubber Fretpads.
This fretted is great on my 12-string, working as advertised. I had hoped it would also work on my 6-string, but it doesn't seem to keep an evenly strong hold across the whole fret which results in a little buzzing. I'm glad I also have a standard Thalia fretpad to change in an out of the capo.
I got the Single Fretpad to compliment the capo I bought for my 756ce. The softer pad itself works awesome, but the spring in the capo isn't strong enough for a 12 string guitar. I will hang onto the fretpad in hopes that Thalia will eventually come out with a stronger capo.
My bandmates gifted me a Thalia capo a while back and I had mentioned to Gareth in Support that I was disappointed that I couldn't get it to work on my 1980s Washburn 12-string. He offered to send an OctaveTouch silicone based fretpad to try - and it works great! I am so impressed at the level of support I received from this company.
It's super nice to get a different sound and/or tuning by just switching out the fretpads! It sounds great and is super easy to change (although there's a slight wiggle, that won't affect the sound in any way)