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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (22)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Functional (17)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

  • Not functional (5)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (12)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

If you like the Shubb 6 string capo...

You'll like this one. First things first though. Putting a capo on a 12 string is always going to be a fidgety process. You have to get the placement just right so the...Read complete review

You'll like this one. First things first though. Putting a capo on a 12 string is always going to be a fidgety process. You have to get the placement just right so the octave low E string doesn't buzz out. The thicker E and A strings go sharp in relation to their octave paired strings so you have to do a bit of fine tuning. But after all that this capo presses all the strings without muting or buzzing. The 6 string version is not wide enough to press all the strings properly, by the way.

The part of the clamp that grabs the bottom of the neck on the Shubb is a bit short. This capo works on my guitar okay but I would have liked the clamp to be 1-2mm longer.

This capo is ideal for someone who plays at home, or mostly plays sitting down. You do have to adjust the tension depending on where it is placed on the neck. One-handed operation is not impossible but I wouldn't bother trying. If you need to be able to change quickly between songs then the Shubb may not be the best option.

Spring type capos are better for playing live because they're much quicker to set up. I've owned the Kyser capo (spring loaded) but I found that either there was too much tension or not enough depending on where you put it on the neck. Also it snapped on me. And the the squeeze clamp was always in the way. The Shubb is very low profile so it doesn't get in the way when your hand is up by the capo.

I've had the stainless 6 string version of the Shubb for years and I've yet to have a problem with it. D'Addario has a spring type capo with fine tuning that I've been meaning to check out but haven't had my hands on it to review.

By the way, the product image is of an older version of the C3 capo. See picture for what you'll receive if you order this item.

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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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product

By sims54

from Green Bay, WI

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

Works great, I use it on my 12 string Ibanez, and have no complaints.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

What headline ?

By Frank

from Detroit, Mich.

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Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

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

      The product is advertised as a 12 string capo. I had to return it. The rubber lever is too short to span across all strings. It is more suited for a six string guitar.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Finally a Capo that works

      By Vecta

      from Moorpark, CA

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

      Ok. So why write a review for a capo. Well it seems I have never found one that works easily and effectively. Some ive had, I could barely figure out how they are supposed to go on and others I had to struggle to get an even application of pressure across all six strings.Well anyway i'm delighted with this one and highly recommend it. It goes on easily, has adjustment doesnt get in the way and looks sturdy and the price is right.

      (1 of 2 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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Doesn't Work

          By Red the Bassman

          from USA

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          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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            BEST OUT THERE !!

            By Duggy

            from "Cool"umbus, Ga.

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            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 ...

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for 12 strings...

              By Absaroka Strummer

              from Wyoming

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              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

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                  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!

                  (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.

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Doesnt do the job

                  By zayde

                  from NY

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                  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

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Almost Perfect

                    By The Bassman Comes Alive

                    from Ventura, CA

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

                    This is a great capo. I've owned mine for many years. The only problem is, you can't change keys fast enough. It also has a tendency to knock your guitar out of tune.

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