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.
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)
Had to buy a couple new fretpads when the old one went missing. I love how incredibly simple and amazing these things are. Capo it anywhere and it still sounds like you're holding right on the fret. Don't really use any other capo anymore.
Had a strange problem with the standard High tension pad on my 12 string. Outside strings would go sharp for some reason. One call to customer service solved the issue by sending me the new silicone fretpad. Outstanding service for an outstanding product.
Like everything I've received from Thalia, the Teflon fret pad works exactly as advertised. The tone of my six-string acoustic is noticeably brighter compared with the standard rubber fretpad. As a side benefit, the slippery surface allows me to tune the guitar by ear with the capo on. My ears (your ears may differ) can pick up dissonance more easily in the 4th or 5th fret range. I can tune the guitar with the capo there, and it's in perfect tune at any position, with or without the capo. Swapping out fret pads takes about 2 seconds, but I'll probably buy another capo to keep it in, as it's a good excuse to buy another beautiful Thalia capo!