High Tension (7-piece kit)

OctaveTouch

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

QUICKSHIP AVAILABLE - order placed today will ship within 1-3 days. (current selection only)

Only 817 left in stock - order soon!

QUICKSHIP AVAILABLE - order placed today will ship within 1-3 days. (current selection only)

Only 817 left in stock - order soon!

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


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

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Kim Poole
Octave Touch High Tension (7-piece kit)

Many years ago I had a capo that - as capos often can - vanished into thin air. This particular capo (I couldn't for the life of me recall the brand) was a valued one because it worked on all of my instruments - a wide range of single- and double-course and varied neck radii - with only slight intonation issues.
Since then, I've bought countless capos of all varieties and many of them have done a reasonable job. However, none of them have been up to the task of handling my double-course instruments (12-string guitar and 10- and 8-string Irish bouzoukis). Some came close - a G7th one was the best in this regard - but, wrestling with it the way I had to to get everything to fret properly, intonation was always an issue.
Anyway, long story short, I'd recently done some long overdue work setting up my 1980s Ibanez M313 12-string and it was playing really nicely but I just couldn't get it working with any capo. So I got online and did some searching. I found the Thalia capos and thought I'd give them a go, ordering a Birdseye maple beauty with the usual 2 sets of 7-piece inserts.
After a few weeks of patiently waiting (in Australia) for the capo to arrive, it came, nicely packaged up and I set about trying out my new capo on all my instruments. Getting the radius insert right, I found the Thalia capo worked better than any capo I'd ever had before in terms of intonation - no adjusting of the thicker, low register strings to compensate for the tension of the capo. This was completely new for me: none of my previous capos (even the treasured early one I owned and lost) had been so good in this regard. So, stunning results straight up.
But...though the standard sets of inserts could handle the double courses of my bouzoukis with ease, they weren't up to the task of fretting the octave courses on the E, A and even D strings on my 12-string. As this was arguably the fundamental reason I'd gone in search of a new capo in the first place, I was naturally disappointed.
So, I got back on to the Thalia site to research further and I found the Octave Touch Hight Tension kit. Naturally, I ordered a kit straight away and then began another 'patient' wait...
And here's the other part of the story that made the waiting so worthwhile. Looking into things 12-string a bit further, I found myself exploring string tension. I've always been one for the lighter gauge string options but, as I did some more research, I found there were light gauge string options that were considerably lighter tension than the sets I'd been using. So, figuring this could only help the chances of the Octave Touch set working more effectively, I decided to change my strings and ordered a Plectrum Thomastik-Infeld light gauge set. I wasn't new to these (expensive) strings - for many years I'd strung them onto my 6-string guitars. I don't know why I stopped, but at some point I did. So, putting this set onto my 12-string felt, in some sense, like seeing (and hearing) an old friend again - absolutely gorgeous tone, so much easier to play...
And then the Octave Touch High Tension kit arrived and...I had a match made in heaven! All strings now fret perfectly with just the right pressure and, as a consequence, no matter where the capo is set, I have absolutely no intonation issues. Absolutely none. This was a rare experience for me on a 6-string guitar. It was completely unheard of on a 12-string.
My 40 year old guitar (which has spent many years in its case) has now taken up permanent residence on the couch where I can grab it and play whenever I want (with the Thalia capo permanently attached to the neck or headstock).
I now have a genuinely versatile capo that can handle all - and I mean all - of my instruments.

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Dale R Kyniston
Octave Touch/High Tension (7 pc. set)

Very pleased with this product.So far has worked out great for my 12 strings.I have a lot of money tied up in my guitars,so the less pressure I have to apply to the necks,the better I feel.These inserts solve that problem.I'm sure the rubber ones are good too,but haven't tried them yet.I decided to skip the rest and go for the best.Will be picking up a set of standard tension octave touch in the future.I also love the fact that you can buy inserts as singles too.Thank you Thalia Capos for another quality product. Dale K.

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Edward Lazo
Thalia Capo for a 12-string

I am VERY pleased with my new Thalia capo with high tension rubber and silicone fret pads. The capo is of course easy to put on one-handed, but the beauty is that all 12 strings are certain to ring out correctly! Because I strum fairly hard on some songs, having the rubber or silicone option is great! And the beauty of the capo with my Taylor 12-string is outstanding.

Thank you Thalia!

Ted LAZO
Paris, France

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Andy Shaw
Great 12-string capo

I was having trouble with my original Thalia capo on my Taylor 12-string — the pad material was too hard and didn’t fully fret the unwound strings paired with heavier wound strings. I looked on their site to see what I could do and found that they had a new pad they recommended for 12-string guitars, the Octave Touch High Tension kit. I ordered it, received it very quickly, and it’s perfect! Works great on my Taylor 562ce and I am sure would be useful for any 12-string. Thanks for a great product!

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Richard Morse
Its a beautiful thing!

Thalia Capos deliver with high quality materials and craftsmanship. I purchased mine to use with my new Guild 12 string. I purchased the 200 series high tension rubber pad kit (recommended for 12 string guitars) along with the new 200 series high tension silicone pad kit and have used both types. The pads are very durable and easy to change. My choice: Octave Touch Silicone. The softer silicone pad provides the perfect pressure for clear tones from all 12 strings. Goodbye annoying buzz. Hello clear ringing sound quality. Plus, it is jewelry for my guitar, giving it a higher end appearance. (At least I think so). I'll never look back. Great job Thalia.