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Shubb Original C-Series 12-String Guitar Capo Nickel 

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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 17 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      77%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (10)
      • Good quality (10)
      • Functional (9)
      • Improves sound (4)

      Cons

      • Not functional (3)

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (8)
      • Practicing (7)
      • Back-up (5)
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        • Experienced (11)

      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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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Doesnt do the job

      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...Read complete review

      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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      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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                  1.0

                  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

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    What headline ?

                    By Frank

                    from Detroit, Mich.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    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.

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                        5.0

                        Awesome prowess!!!

                        By Jc2

                        from Redding, CA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

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

                          Awesome!

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                          5.0

                          solid capo

                          By bulldog

                          from nf

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              simple and effective works on my 6 string too

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