High Tension (7-piece kit)

OctaveTouch

USE THIS KIT FOR 12-STRING & BARITONE GUITARS

This tuning kit set includes 7 different High Tension OctaveTouch fretpads with the following radii:  0" for Classical, 7.25", 9.5", 10", 12", 15" & 16".  

High Tension means that they are 2mm taller than our Standard Tension fretpads.  

These fretpads only fit our 200 series capos (the ones currently sold on our site.)

Comes in a microfiber bag with an instructional booklet.   Capo not included.

For more information on OctaveTouch fretpads see this blog post

Customer Reviews

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c.J.
12 String Octave Touch High Tension Kit

Keeps my old "77" F-412-BL in tune better than anything in the 40 yrs of playing it.
Thanks for a great invention!

R
R.M.
Finally a True Capo Solution for 12-Strings!

Like many 12-string guitar owners, I keep mine tuned down a step to reduce tension on the bridge, top, and neck. I tried a couple of capos that were supposedly "made especially for 23-strings," but they didn't work any better that a standard off-the-shelf cheapo - which is to say not well at all. They all left several strings dead or muted and threw the tuning off completely - loads of fun with 12 strings! In addition, one of them required such high clamping tension that I was afraid it would dent the neck over time. Thalia to the rescue! The Thalia capo equipped with the OctaveTouch High Tension fretpad works perfectly All 12 strings are loud and clear and stay in tune as far up the neck as I feel like moving the capo. Also, the tension on the back of the neck is not too high, since the OctaveTouch pad works by conforming to the strings like a finger, NOT by just squeezing harder. The icing on the cake is that Thalia customer service spent time with me to match my guitar inlay as closely as possible, even though I didn't order a "custom" capo. Functionality, beauty, craftsmanship, AND great customer service! I don't mean to sound like an ad, but I'm very happy with the experience I've had with Thalia. If you have a 12-string, definitely get the OctaveTouch High Tension kit, maybe regular tension if you have a thicker neck on a vintage guitar.

M
M.S.
Thalia Quality

I haven't had the chance to use the new pads yet but I am sure they will meet all expectations. I own two Thalia capos, one I purchased and one my wife gave to me as a gift. They work perfectly and are beautiful as well!

K
K.K.
Octave Touch - High Tension Pads

These work great on my 12-string. even pressure throughout and no strings go "thud" at all. Highly recommended!

M
M.K.
Octave Touch... Great Idea!

I've been using a couple of Thalia capos on my Martin J-1240 - I tune down one whole step and use one capo on the 2nd fret and the other, with the fretpad cut out to make it a dropped D capo on the 4th and then move these up the neck as needed - and was blown away to hear about the Octave Touch pads. Not even the slightest buzz now. Sounds and tunes great! Thanks


OctaveTouch Fretpads

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™ 

Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
93%
(27)
7%
(2)
0%
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0%
(0)
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c
c.J.
12 String Octave Touch High Tension Kit

Keeps my old "77" F-412-BL in tune better than anything in the 40 yrs of playing it.
Thanks for a great invention!

R
R.M.
Finally a True Capo Solution for 12-Strings!

Like many 12-string guitar owners, I keep mine tuned down a step to reduce tension on the bridge, top, and neck. I tried a couple of capos that were supposedly "made especially for 23-strings," but they didn't work any better that a standard off-the-shelf cheapo - which is to say not well at all. They all left several strings dead or muted and threw the tuning off completely - loads of fun with 12 strings! In addition, one of them required such high clamping tension that I was afraid it would dent the neck over time. Thalia to the rescue! The Thalia capo equipped with the OctaveTouch High Tension fretpad works perfectly All 12 strings are loud and clear and stay in tune as far up the neck as I feel like moving the capo. Also, the tension on the back of the neck is not too high, since the OctaveTouch pad works by conforming to the strings like a finger, NOT by just squeezing harder. The icing on the cake is that Thalia customer service spent time with me to match my guitar inlay as closely as possible, even though I didn't order a "custom" capo. Functionality, beauty, craftsmanship, AND great customer service! I don't mean to sound like an ad, but I'm very happy with the experience I've had with Thalia. If you have a 12-string, definitely get the OctaveTouch High Tension kit, maybe regular tension if you have a thicker neck on a vintage guitar.

M
M.S.
Thalia Quality

I haven't had the chance to use the new pads yet but I am sure they will meet all expectations. I own two Thalia capos, one I purchased and one my wife gave to me as a gift. They work perfectly and are beautiful as well!

K
K.K.
Octave Touch - High Tension Pads

These work great on my 12-string. even pressure throughout and no strings go "thud" at all. Highly recommended!

M
M.K.
Octave Touch... Great Idea!

I've been using a couple of Thalia capos on my Martin J-1240 - I tune down one whole step and use one capo on the 2nd fret and the other, with the fretpad cut out to make it a dropped D capo on the 4th and then move these up the neck as needed - and was blown away to hear about the Octave Touch pads. Not even the slightest buzz now. Sounds and tunes great! Thanks