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A lightweight, locking-action capo for steel-string guitars that won't bend your strings or pull them off center.
The Shubb Lite lightweight aluminum capo is for you if you're into removing mass and reducing the weight of your steel-string guitar.
What makes the lightweight Shubb capo so special? For one thing it has an ingenious design: its patented locking action provides unrivaled power, speed, accuracy, and ease of use. One smooth flip of the lever locks the Shubb Lite capo securely in place and removes it just as quickly.
Additionally, the Shubb capo doesn't create tuning problems. Its soft, resilient rubber is specially designed to work just like a fingertip, so the capo doesn't bend the strings over the frets. Its closing action is just like your hand, so the Shubb Lite capo doesn't pull the string off center. As a result, no retuning is necessary!
Is a lightweight capo for you? Maybe, or maybe not. Some people associate a certain amount of heft with quality, and feel that weight is necessary to properly do the job. If that describes you, then a lightweight capo isn't your style. But for years, Shubb has been aware of another school of thought wherein guitarists have been removing mass from their Shubb capos in an attempt to reduce their weight.
One thing is certain: if you often carry your capo around in your pocket, your trousers will prefer the Shubb Lite! The Shubb Lite is made from aerospace-quality aluminum and is nickel plated. It weighs less than one ounce. Fits most acoustics and electrics.
Since 1980, Shubb capos have set the standard against which all others can be measured. Shubb capos are the first choice of more than a million musicians worldwide. Serious guitarists will settle for no less.
Precisely machined and carefully hand assembled, the Shubb Lite capo is manufactured without compromise. Snapping it solidly onto a guitar neck and then removing it will instantly confirm the capo's reputation of excellence.
Get the capo that doesn't require you to re-tune after playing when you order today.
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Comments about Shubb Lightwieght Aluminum Capo for Steel String Guitar:
This is made with the same great build quality as the Original C-Series capo (my favorite capo so far) with two differences:1) it is WAY lighter, even though I don't think of the C-series as a heavy object2) the curve of the long bar is differentAs for #1, I could notice no improvement in tone from using a lighter capo, though I have friends who prefer ultralight capos. I thought the original C-series had slightly better sustain.#2 was a deal-killer for me - I don't know why the curve is different, but it placed the support pad (for the back of the neck) in a different spot and made the capo good for only VERY thin-necked guitars. It was difficult to adjust it so that it would not pop off with slight pressure against the release lever without clamping so hard the strings pulled sharp (that delicate balance is why I prefer the Original C-Series over all other capos I have tried including the Shubb Deluxe S). I even tried it on my Carvin DC127 (electric), the thinnest-necked axe I own and it was still dodgy (not that I use a capo on electric anyway.I must say that Musician's Friend was very courteous and quick in shipping me the C-series replacement at no charge even though I had intentionally ordered the lightweight version. You guys rock in more ways than one.I'll stick with the Original C-series - FYI my main guitars are a Martin SP000-16TR, Larrivee D50, Taylor Big Baby and Vagabond travel guitar.
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