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Shubb C1 Nickel Capo for Steel String Guitar
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While some prefer the quick scissor-style of the Kysers, I like the action of these much better. The Shubb has a lever in the back and applies no pressure to the neck until this piece is engaged. This means that the capo can be positioned fully (and easily) and *then* pressure is applied all at once evenly across the neck. Because of this, bending strings and intonation problems are not an issue here.
Since many keep their capos parked on their headstocks, I will note that the Shubb does *not* fit on the headstock of my Seagull guitar. If you know anything about Seagull, though, you probably know that they make a non-standard funny-looking headstock. It fits just fine on the neck of Segaull, of course. I have also successfully parked it many times on the more standard headstock shapes of most other guitars.
All in all, you won't be disappointed. Really great piece of kit. You can visit the Shubb website where they've got a bunch of good info on their capos.
This is the original Shubb capo, designed for most acoustic guitars with metal strings. The Shubb website describes the huge range of specific capos they make, each with their own specialized use. The C1 is probably the most universal of all the models. This fits a Les Paul Traditional 08 (Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus Electric Guitar, Heritage Cherry Sunburst), a PRS SE Custom 22 Guitar, Grey Black with Tremolo Bridge, and Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Collection Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst electrics. The primary use is for a Laguna acoustic.
Follow the simple instruction card included with the capo to adjust the tension. It's key to not get too much tension.
We've had trouble figuring out where to park this capo. Mostly it goes in a pocket. Once the capo is adjusted to fit the neck, it doesn't clamp tight on the headstock. Not a huge deal, but a consideration.
It usually takes two hands to install, but that's not a big deal seeing you can do this in seconds. Considering the fact that it will not cause your guitar to go out of tune, never gets in the way of your hands, very compact, looks good and is made to last. I think these are attributes that a guitarist can live with. I have one for each guitar I own and I wouldn't consider another.
I still have my Schubb brass capo and it functions beautifully across many of my dreadnought guitars. I've never changed the rubber piece (even though I think they exist) because I have not had to. The brass is tarnished these days but the capo is beautifully functional and does it's job without any extra buzz of sound artifacts. I've used Schubbs for 6 and 12-string guitars and highly recommend them.\
- made of quality materials and lasts a long time.
- replacable rubber option (if you need to)
- comes in many types and finishes (nickel, stainless, 12-string, classical, 6-string, etc).
- Takes a little getting used to (the adjustment screw).
- not a particularly quick capo to change (there are faster ones on the market these days).
Schubb is definitely a classic and if you love them, you really love them and stick by the design and believe in it. There are cheaper and more expensive capos on the market. For the money, this one is worth it. A design marvel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been using Shubb capos for decades. They're reliable and don't pull the guitar out of tune. The newer all-black design is a nice touch. It has a very subtle, classy look.Published 5 days ago by Al From Wisconsin
I love it when I order a product and it is delivered promptly, as described and works!! Thank youPublished 18 days ago by Marilyn
Really easy to use and move. It feels and looks great. Puts just the right amount of pressure on the strings.Published 2 months ago by Bethany
Sorry I resisted buying this capo for so long. It's small profile helps me play "Here comes the sun" a whole lot easier.Published 4 months ago by Little Lord Fauntleroy
My first Shubb Capo has lasted 30 years. I bought this new one for a second guitar. The quality of these capos has remained robust and I could not be more pleased!Published 5 months ago by Steven A. Bush