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Shubb C1 Nickel Capo for Steel String Guitar

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Shubb C1 Nickel Capo for Steel String Guitar + Snark SN-2 All Instrument Clip-On Chromatic Tuner
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Product Details

Color: Nickel
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 3.6 x 0.4 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002E2Z8Y
  • Item model number: C1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,374 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 16, 2004

Product Description

Color: Nickel

When the Shubb capo was first introduced more than 30 years ago guitarists throughout the world fell in love with it. They're still in love with it today. We've given it a few tweaks through the years, but its basic mechanical principle remains the same: a unique over-center locking mechanism that provides an unrivalled combination of power, speed, accuracy and ease of use. One smooth flip of the lever locks it securely in place, and removes it just as quickly. And the Shubb capo is BY FAR the best at not creating tuning problems. Its soft, resilient rubber is specially designed to work just like a fingertip, so it doesn't bend the strings over the frets. Its closing action is just like your hand, so it doesn't pull the string off center. As a result, no re-tuning is necessary! This year our standard line of capos received its biggest tweak yet: we've upgraded our most popular models - the "C" series nickel plated capos - to include the design features formerly available only on our deluxe, stainless steel models. And the price remains the same!

Customer Reviews

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This is by far the best capo I have used.
Victor Vaughn
Simple, compact, well constructed, easy to use, and sounds good; all things you would look for in a capo.
Daniel G. Lebryk
They are easy to use, low profile, and extremely light.
Scott T

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Renbutsu TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 20, 2013
Color Name: Bronze Verified Purchase
Researched around for a highly recommended capo and the result is the Shubb. This is a capo that while is not easily adjustable to slide up and down like other spring types, it's a great capo and very durable in construction and material. Like a good guitar that is well cared for, this is something that's great to hand down to the next generation.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By jy on September 27, 2009
Color Name: Nickel
Simple, well-executed products like this are hard to come by these days. These Shubb capos are low-profile and elegant, substantially smaller than that other popular capo (Kyser). They include a tension adjustment that gives me confidence that I am not applying too much pressure to my frets. The high-quality rubber pieces (that have yet to show signs of wear) instill similar confidence.

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Lebryk TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 24, 2010
Color Name: Nickel
Simple, compact, well constructed, easy to use, and sounds good; all things you would look for in a capo.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Otis on January 26, 2009
Color Name: Nickel
I've only been playing guitar for a few months and came across sheet music (Johnny Cash) I wanted to play. Most of the songs were written for capo so I purchased this product. The price was right and I received the product in just a couple of days using standard delivery. It's easy to use and is small enough such that it doesn't interfere with finger positions on the fret board. And it looks good too!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Victor Vaughn on November 25, 2007
Color Name: Nickel
This is by far the best capo I have used. Far superior to Dunlop or Kyser spring-action clamp-on capos.
Use this capo for buzzless sound (Almost. Explanation below) It won't deaden the strings, either, like the cheap Kyser capos.
Clamp this baby on, adjust the screw to the correct tightness for buzz-free action, and play your heart out. You can even retune your guitar with the capo still on!
This is smaller in size than most capos and will not get in your way while playing.

There are a couple of reasons why I did not rate it 5 stars. #1. Only on the first fret do I get any buzzing and/or deadened sound from the strings. Then it is only in either the High E or Low E. I really have to work with the adjuster screw to get rid of this, and occasionally it seems impossible to do so. This isn't a huge problem because I usually use the capo on the second or third fret anyway.
#2: This capo will not clamp onto your headstock when not in use. This, too, isn't a huge problem. You can either slip it in a pocket or set it on your amp or other piece of equipment nearby.

Overall, the best one I've used so far.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MartinMan on May 19, 2008
Color Name: Nickel Verified Purchase
I've been through a lot of capos and this is the nicest one I've used. Once you adjust the capo, it just slips on easily with no further adjustment. You can tune through the capo, at least as well as you can expect which is never quite as good as with no capo. Once it's tuned, it holds the tuning well.

Regarding the "partial capo" that simulates DADGAD and open-A, it's an interesting idea, but anyone who is getting it to play songs they already know should realize that it isn't usable for any song that makes use of the second fret of the open strings (because capo blocks access to them). Unfortunately, that's all the songs I know in these tunings. However, someday when I have to time to try to learn new songs that take this into account, I think it's a neat idea that could be useful.
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