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Offline big joe weems

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Capo suggestions
« on: February 23, 2021, 04:52:01 PM »
What’s your favorite brand and model of capo?

Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: Capo suggestions
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 01:53:14 AM »
No matter what the manufacturers say, it appears to me that all capos throw the guitar out of tune to a certain extent. Having tried a G7 Nashville for a while, I went back to the tried and tested Shubb. Others might be better, but I don't feel inclined to experiment. I've heard that Kyser is a good brand, but have no personal experience. I look forward to hearing other people's views.
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Re: Capo suggestions
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 05:37:02 AM »
Shubb, industry standard. Nice and light, reliable, just works.

Offline harriet

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Re: Capo suggestions
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 04:13:36 PM »
I use a bunch of different brands, paige, schubb and kyser. Paige makes one that is deep enough to work on my squareneck modified for regular playing. I veer towards the paige on my ladderbraced parlors, they seem to suit the flat fretboards, Schubb makes a variety of curves and also sells spare rubber parts in case they wear out- I rotate mine.

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Re: Capo suggestions
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 09:59:00 PM »
Shubb does make a flat fretboard capo as well, sold for "Classical" and it has plenty of length for an old Stella. Even a twelve string, I can attest. I have a Shubb for every guitar so that I can keep them preset for performance. The tension adjustment, needed as you move up the neck, comes easily to hand.

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Re: Capo suggestions
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2021, 04:45:52 AM »
Shubb does make a flat fretboard capo as well, sold for "Classical" and it has plenty of length for an old Stella. Even a twelve string, I can attest. I have a Shubb for every guitar so that I can keep them preset for performance. The tension adjustment, needed as you move up the neck, comes easily to hand.

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« Last Edit: February 26, 2021, 05:02:26 PM by harriet »

Offline rein

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Re: Capo suggestions
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2021, 12:42:23 PM »
I already had a Shubb and now bought the classical for my PMiCo Stelloid guitar, however it is the new model with the roller cam, and it does not really like the thick V neck. It always clamps more than I would like, because I don t have the adjustment room to loosen it. The old model had more room for fat necks, so that s something to keep in mind,

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