I was recently contacted by a luthier who has purchased a PPC, and he made me aware of an added benefit of using a Perfect Pitch Capo – reduced fret wear!
He was explaining that he had a customer who was needing a new fret job, and one of the primary reasons was fret wear caused by using a conventional capo. I never thought of this, but a conventional capo is pressing the string against the fret, and is constantly moving across the fret as the string is played. Over time, this would indeed cause fret wear and an expensive re-fret job!
Due to the Perfect Pitch Capo’s unique design, this fret wear is eliminated. The ‘tongue’ of the PPC acts as it’s own ‘fret’ or ‘nut’, lifting the string clear of the fret. The result? NO FRET WEAR. Brilliant!