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Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo Brass 

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The Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Capo is 2-1/4" and slightly curved to better fit any steel string guitar with a wide fretboard. Choose either n...Read More

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The choice of millions of musicians worldwide.

The Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Capo is 2-1/4" and slightly curved to better fit any steel string guitar with a wide fretboard. Choose either nickel-plated or plain brass finish.

The Original C-Series capo features a patented locking action that provides an unrivalled combination of power, speed, accuracy and ease of use. One smooth flip of the lever locks the capo securely in place—and removes it just as quickly.

And the Shubb 12-string capo doesn't create 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 the Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo doesn't pull your stringa off center. As a result, no re-tuning is necessary.

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ShubbOriginal C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good quality (12)
  • Functional (11)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

  • Not functional (4)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
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    • Experienced (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for 12 strings...

This is an excellent capo. My experience has been that finding a good 12 string capo is tough. Either they are too short, too straight, mute strings or all three. This one...Read complete review

This is an excellent capo. My experience has been that finding a good 12 string capo is tough. Either they are too short, too straight, mute strings or all three. This one has none of those issues and is excellent!

The problem with using a capo on a 12 string, is that the octave up base strings mute or "buzz out" due to the extreme size difference between the standard base string, and the much smaller diameter "octave up" base string right next to it.

What Shubb has done here is added a little extra curve to the capo and used just the right type of rubber on the cross bar to fret those small strings correctly. Even the ones right next to a much larger base string. And it works every time with no fussy adjustments needed.

Without question, this is the best 12 string capo I've ever used...or tried to use. It fret's correctly every time. Is easy to move and remove as needed, and is durable. Great capo that produces a great sound. Highly recommended!

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Mine is probably defective

First of all, this capo doesn't work at all. And that really isn't surprising. I may have just gotten a bad one. Understand that I have two 6 string Shubb capos that I...Read complete review

First of all, this capo doesn't work at all. And that really isn't surprising. I may have just gotten a bad one. Understand that I have two 6 string Shubb capos that I love and would never part with. That's why I was shocked at this 12 string capo. Now let's take a look at what's wrong with it.

There are two pads on these capos: one pad goes against the back of the neck of the guitar and the other pad (the big pad) goes over the strings. The two pads should line up reasonably well. This one doesn't, to say the very least.

It looks like the arm that holds the neck pad is WAY TOO FAR to the inside of the capo. This looks completely wrong and the capo doesn't work. What happens is that the neck pad digs into the neck and pulls the string pad sideways because of the misalignment.

Again, I want to make it clear that the Shubb 6 string capos are the best capos I ever owned and I even bought a second one. What may have happened is that they might have accidentally put a 6 string part (the arm that holds the pad that goes against the back of the neck of the guitar) on this bad 12 string capo that I bought. Also, my 12 string capo doesn't look like the advertised picture at all. The pads line up fairly well on the advertised picture of this 12 string capo. But you can look at the attached picture of the 12 string capo that I bought and they are not the same at all. I'm going to try to get to the bottom of this somehow. I just did a comparison between the 12 string capo and my 6 string capo and I can see that the arms for the neck pads are identical on the two. The arms should probably be considerably longer on the 12 string capo.

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5.0

Best 12 string CAPO

By GeezerJim

from Tustin, MI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo:

      Been looking for a 12 string capo for my vintage Ventura V16 12 string guitar. I have other capos that will fit, but they force it out of tune and then make retuning difficult. This capo, once I found the right tension on it, does a great job and even retuning afterward is not that bad.

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      5.0

      Excellent!

      By Rapid Robert

      from Plymouth, Mi

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo:

          I should have tried one of these capos years ago as now I'm able to capo my Guild F212 without the tune changing ! Love it!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Mine is probably defective

          By FlatPicker

          from Springfield, OR

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use
            • Not Functional
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo:

              First of all, this capo doesn't work at all. And that really isn't surprising. I may have just gotten a bad one. Understand that I have two 6 string Shubb capos that I love and would never part with. That's why I was shocked at this 12 string capo. Now let's take a look at what's wrong with it.

              There are two pads on these capos: one pad goes against the back of the neck of the guitar and the other pad (the big pad) goes over the strings. The two pads should line up reasonably well. This one doesn't, to say the very least.

              It looks like the arm that holds the neck pad is WAY TOO FAR to the inside of the capo. This looks completely wrong and the capo doesn't work. What happens is that the neck pad digs into the neck and pulls the string pad sideways because of the misalignment.

              Again, I want to make it clear that the Shubb 6 string capos are the best capos I ever owned and I even bought a second one. What may have happened is that they might have accidentally put a 6 string part (the arm that holds the pad that goes against the back of the neck of the guitar) on this bad 12 string capo that I bought. Also, my 12 string capo doesn't look like the advertised picture at all. The pads line up fairly well on the advertised picture of this 12 string capo. But you can look at the attached picture of the 12 string capo that I bought and they are not the same at all. I'm going to try to get to the bottom of this somehow. I just did a comparison between the 12 string capo and my 6 string capo and I can see that the arms for the neck pads are identical on the two. The arms should probably be considerably longer on the 12 string capo.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Doesn't Work

              By Red

              from Wyoming

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                • NONE

                Comments about Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo:

                After reading the reviews I decided to purchase tis capo. A heavy and well made capo but it does not hold down the smaller octave strings. I tried a Kyser spring capo and it works perfectly.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                BEST OUT THERE !!

                By Duggy

                from "Cool"umbus, Ga.

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo:

                  Throw away all of the spring fed useless quickies... this is by far the best I have ever used, keeps tune with fully adjustable increments as the neck size changes ...

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for 12 strings...

                  By Love My Acoustic 55

                  from Wyoming

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo:

                      This is an excellent capo. My experience has been that finding a good 12 string capo is tough. Either they are too short, too straight, mute strings or all three. This one has none of those issues and is excellent!

                      The problem with using a capo on a 12 string, is that the octave up base strings mute or "buzz out" due to the extreme size difference between the standard base string, and the much smaller diameter "octave up" base string right next to it.

                      What Shubb has done here is added a little extra curve to the capo and used just the right type of rubber on the cross bar to fret those small strings correctly. Even the ones right next to a much larger base string. And it works every time with no fussy adjustments needed.

                      Without question, this is the best 12 string capo I've ever used...or tried to use. It fret's correctly every time. Is easy to move and remove as needed, and is durable. Great capo that produces a great sound. Highly recommended!

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                      5.0

                      Best of the lot

                      By "Engineer" Mike

                      from Apple Valley CA

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo:

                        I purchased my first Shubb capo product a couple of months ago, for use with my Martin D-28, and it met and exceeded all expectations (but not above the fourth fret, OK ? If you have to capo fartrher up than that, this is not the product for you). So I just had to try the "12-string" model and have been using it on my Martin D20-12 for about 2 weeks. Compared to other capos I have used, the Shubb is quite superior, especially in the manner it does NOT de-tune the strings from excess pressure on the fretboad, as other styles seem prone to do. I use both capos on both guitars in Blueegrass and Irish jam sessions and paid gigs as well, with very pleasing results.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Solid 12-String Capo

                        By MusicfromFDR

                        from Newport News, VA

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                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                        • Requires Two Hands

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts

                        Comments about Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo:

                        This capo is up to the challenge of keeping all twelve strings from buzzing, especially on the first fret; I can adjust as required. I own two of these capos. I purchased a brass one for my Seagull 12-string over 22 years ago, and it is still working like it did when new. I just received my second capo with a nickel finish for my Martin D12-1 from Musician's Friend. I like the thin design, making it relatively inconspicuous while performing with it on stage.

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                        4.0

                        Works well on my 12-string

                        By Tom

                        from Annapolis, Maryland

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo:

                          The Shubb capo has a lower profile so it doesn't get in the way of my left hand like a Kyser does, but it does take longer to move from one fret to another. I prefer it.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Doesnt do the job

                          By zayde

                          from NY

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Quality
                          • Well Made

                          Cons

                          • Not Functional

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo:

                            Doesn't press all strings equally. Thicker strings are capoed well,but thinner strings are not and will buzz. If really cranked down so thinner strings are properly capoed,the hicker strings are pressed so far down they are sharp. This design works well on 6 strings,not 12

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