Why Shubb capos are the best

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  1. Dixon in Korea

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    lol... Perfect!
     
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    Joking aside, I treated myself to the vintage neck spec Shubb for my AVRI Tele. I'd had trouble finding one that let all the strings ring out perfectly. By the end I had four, with a cheap acoustic capo being the only one up to the job which I use every gig. The £30 Shubb (the one actually made for the 7.25 radius) was the least effective (I'd consider it unusable) and was returned.
     
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    mine w/ 7.25 works perfect on my 1968 Telecaster. I wonder what the difference is between an old Fender neck and the AVRI...
     
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    Must try the shubb as a beer opener....until now I just use it as my most reliable capo....what a waste!
     
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    I have a handful of Shubbs and none of them work well on my older Telecaster. If I had to use one on the old Tele the best one I have found is a Dunlop clamp capo, but I almost never capo the Teles. I do frequently use them on my acoustic guitar.
     
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    I find that 7.25 one works great on 9.5 and 10 radius. But less that ideal on 7.25. I angle the shubb on my 7.25 guitars. Closer to the fret on the bottom E further away on the top E. That seems to work best for some reason.

    When playing live and rehearsing I only use flatter radius guitars with capo. No trouble.
     
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    My G7th used to be the best capo in the world, but a Shubb has got it beat. I put the G7th on my guitar after trying to open a beer with and didn't notice that broke the plastic lever and now it's stuck on the neck. :confused:
     
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    Had mine for 25 years now....others have passed by, but the old Shubb sticks around.
    Have two now.
     
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    I’ve only got the basic brass Shubb, and it’s worked well enough on every guitar I’ve tried it on (and beer bottle I’ve opened with it).
     
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    I just bought two of them. I love the lever action. In ten years it should squeeze just like it squeezes now. It's so much better than relying on a spring.

    Shub! I now reject Kyser.

    I think that men can always find a way to open a beer. We can't match socks but we can always open a beer.
     
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    Shubb capos are pretty good but I find they don't work that well on my 12 strings, I am back to using a Kyser on those.
     
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    Also if you are going to be drinking a lot of beer opened by a Shubb you are going to need a Kyser handy in case you can't make it to the washroom
     
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    Just bought my first capo ever last year. The Shubb 7.25 rings all six strings on both my AVRI and my Sheraton. Sometimes I have to reposition, but no big deal.
     
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    I usually have a Swiss Army Knife handy, but it's good to know if I get in a fix at a gig!
     
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    It's the screw tension adjust I like on the Shubb. Simple clamp capos go wrong on thicker places on a neck, requiring retuning because whole chord is sharp. I like 7.25 on a Tele.
     
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    Back in the day we called capos cheaters. I never even owned one. You learned the neck instead. Got one for my flat-top a while back mainly for bluegrass but on the tele not so much. :) IMHO
     
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    I carry a Shubb around with me, and a Kyser. But mainly I just loan them out, it's been years since I had to clamp one on a neck. I just play the guitar in whatever key I have to for the song.
     
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    I am searching for a capo that will work on my 12-string. Shubbs pop off, others clamp too hard and mess up the tuning. It's difficult to get the little strings down without over-doing it on the big strings.
     
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    Strumming all six strings with G6 and D open chord shapes in drop D with a capo on the second fret has a very different sound and feel than playing A6 and E open or barre chords. I often use a capo out of laziness, but there are times when it gives a sound that can’t be reproduced by playing different shapes without a capo.
     
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