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Capo question

Discussion in 'Worship Service Players' started by dombar335, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. mRtINY

    mRtINY Friend of Leo's

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    A five string dojo seems a little under-equipped ...
     
  2. tah1962

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    I’ve had great success with this capo, Planet Waves Dual Action. Based on my experience, it doesn’t pull any of the strings out of tune.

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  3. TelecasterSam

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    Shubb works great. Some of the praise band guys I used to play with would slap a K.....on and can't even tell they are out of tune anyway. No problem for them and was frustrating for picky old me. I'm sure there are some other good capos out there, but I've always used Shubb. They are pretty inexpensive and last forever.
     
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  5. Octorfunk

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    +1 on the adjustable tension capos, it really does make a huge difference over the standard Kaiser's.

    But the best thing that I've found is to apply the capo, then grab each string halfway between the capo/bridge and give it a good strong tug. That seems to pull any of the string out from the rubber of the capo, which usually ends up pulling the string 95% of the way back into tune. I would not recommend ever actually tuning the strings once the capo is on.
     
  6. Dreadnut

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    I like my Shubbs because they have the thinnest profile of all the capos, so there's less interference with my chording hand/fingers.

    I have discovered that it works best when placed about 2/3 of the way to the next fret.
     
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    Shubb is my go to as well. I'm pretty picky about how the guitar sounds when capo'd because my playing ability gives me enough worries. The Shubbs seem to work better and keep tuning problems to a minimum.

    Does anyone have any experience with capos for 12-string acoustic guitars? There are some songs I would like to play using my 12 string and a capo, but the only capo I have for it sounds kind of terrible. It was a clamp-style that was a gift from another member of the p&w team. I was going to order a Shubb this week from Amazon but waited too late to get it here by Sunday, so I thought I'd see if there were any opinions out there.
     
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    I have a Taylor 254 DLX 12 string. I tried a Shubb which is usually my go to with everything else and had poor results. I think the reason is the Shubb has some curve to it, whereas the Taylor fretboard is pretty flat. I use a Thalia with a Teflon insert and have had much better luck, but not cheap.
     
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    I used to be an avid exclusive Shubb user (still have them in most of my cases). But now I really favor the Dunlop Victor curved capo. Less moving parts, a little slower, but you dial in the exact pressure you want. I find it a little more intuitive than the Shubb, but it's definitely splitting hairs.
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  11. PastorJay

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    The really BIG question:

    Is is Cap-0 or Kay-po?
     
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  12. lstdukestking

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    I had the same problem as the OP. Bought a G7...the new one. ART or whatever. Adaptive Radius Technology. No more problems. They're pricey but worth it.
     
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    Here in Iowa it’s a modified, fattened chicken.
     
  14. PastorJay

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    Kay Pawn.
     
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    I said to my guitar repair guy at Elderly Instruments: I think my intonation might be off because when I capo it goes a little bit out of tune." He said "Your guitar is fine; any capo will create minor variances; just tune to it and move on." And of course he's right - if your intonation is spot on and it changes when you apply the capo then it's the capo's fault.

    A golf pencil with a rubber band works in a pinch.
     
  16. TelecasterSam

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    Shubb works well for that. If it's out a little I can do a quick tune with my headstock tuner. It's a
    TC Electronic UniTune.
     
  17. Dreadnut

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    A Capo is also a high-ranking member of organized crime.
     
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