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Shubb Original C-Series Steel String Guitar Capo

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The Shubb Original C-Series Steel String Capo is slightly curved and 2" across. This caop fits almost all acoustic steel-string and electric guitars....Click To Read More About This Product

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The choice of millions of musicians worldwide.

The Shubb Original C-Series Steel String Capo is slightly curved and 2" across. This caop fits almost all acoustic steel-string and electric guitars.

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

And the Shubb C-Series 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's, so the Shubb Original C-Series Steel String Guitar Capo doesn't pull strings off center. As a result, no retuning is necessary.


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ShubbOriginal C-Series Steel String Guitar Capo
 
4.8

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (46)
  • Functional (40)
  • Easy to use (39)
  • Improves sound (24)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (27)
  • Concerts (23)
  • Back-up (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (31), Professional musician (12), Novice (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superb Capo

After reading mixed reviews on leading makes and models of trigger capos, the Schubb Original C Series model seemed to be the logical, more sensible alternative.

A question for all you acoustic...Read complete review

After reading mixed reviews on leading makes and models of trigger capos, the Schubb Original C Series model seemed to be the logical, more sensible alternative.

A question for all you acoustic guitar-playing worship leaders: Just how quickly do you need to apply a capo, really? Unless you just got to have a capo that you can apply to the headstock of your guitar, you really ought to give the Schubb serious consideration. Really. So maybe it would take me two seconds longer to pull a Schubb from my back pocket and apply it to the fingerboard of my guitar as it would for you to undo a trigger capo from the headstock of your guitar and apply it to the fingerboard. Maybe. Do you really move from one song to another in a different key that quickly?

Consider Schubb. Seriously.
I decided to go with this capo after reading reviews that the slightly more expensive Deluxe S series was not as good as Original C-Series, which sounded good to me as I had used a similar model Schubb on my acoustic guitar in the mid- to late-80s to great satisfaction. In fact, my wife still has the same model for her 12-string acoustic. The fact that the C-Series is available in Black Chrome was all I needed to know to go with a Schubb for my Carvin AE185.
The packaging for the black chromed capo is labeled "Capo Noir ...C1k" with an image of a black cat on the backside.
For you acoustic guitarists who aren't particularly inclined to consider a Schubb over a trigger capo, consider the following: a) a Schubb is fully adjustable, allowing for minimal pressure to be applied to any fret with virtually no retuning; b) a Schubb isn't going to blow apart on stage as a trigger capo might; c) a Schubb may be placed away from the upper fretwire of the fret to which the capo is applied and thus, substantially out of the way of your fingers and without causing any string buzz; d) unlike a trigger capo that applies the same amount of pressure regardless of which fret it's situated on (i.e., regardless of neck width), a Schubb may be finely adjusted to apply only the amount of pressure actually needed; e) a Schubb is substantially smaller than a trigger capo and while it can't be quickly affixed to and left on the headstock, it doesn't hang out from or beneath the neck, plus there are things called pockets into which a Schubb may be kept as well as music stands upon which a Schubb may rest until needed.
In writing this review soon after receiving the capo, I can't speak for its longevity, though indications are that it's built just as well, if not better than, the Schubb I used in the 80s and thus, I presume it will last a good long time.
Considering the quality, its utility, and its features, it's seems priced about right.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

poor quality

works ok once you get it on the guitar. The screw is difficult to turn, almost slightly bent and gets stuck. I do like the low profile. I like my kyser better.

works ok once you get it on the guitar. The screw is difficult to turn, almost slightly bent and gets stuck. I do like the low profile. I like my kyser better.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THIS WILL SQUEEZE YOUR NECK JUST RIGHT

By NICHOLASCAGE

from NICHOLAS, CAGE

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Gets The Ladies
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Quality Is Solid
  • Shiny

Cons

  • May Even Be Too Hawt

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Getting The Ladies
  • Makes Women Swoon
  • Practicing

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

Although I would like to consider myself a professional musician, I cannot truthfully do so. Yet, the splendor and seeping greatness that comes out of this capo makes a two-week-guitarist like me feel like a god among men. How can one not feel as if they control underlings with this irresistibly shiny piece of guitaric wonder? This alone, my friends, should be reason enough to buy this capo. Not to mention, if you're a guy it helps you get the ladies. And if you're a girl, it can also help you get the ladies OR the men.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

workhorse

By Anthony Brusca

from California

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

I've tried several cheaper capos. This one is by far the best for the money. It's easy to put on and really minimizes string buzzing. It doesn't clip on your guitar when not in use but I really don't like that look anyway! I just keep it in my back pocket and grab it when I need it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb Capo

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

After reading mixed reviews on leading makes and models of trigger capos, the Schubb Original C Series model seemed to be the logical, more sensible alternative.

A question for all you acoustic guitar-playing worship leaders: Just how quickly do you need to apply a capo, really? Unless you just got to have a capo that you can apply to the headstock of your guitar, you really ought to give the Schubb serious consideration. Really. So maybe it would take me two seconds longer to pull a Schubb from my back pocket and apply it to the fingerboard of my guitar as it would for you to undo a trigger capo from the headstock of your guitar and apply it to the fingerboard. Maybe. Do you really move from one song to another in a different key that quickly?

Consider Schubb. Seriously.
I decided to go with this capo after reading reviews that the slightly more expensive Deluxe S series was not as good as Original C-Series, which sounded good to me as I had used a similar model Schubb on my acoustic guitar in the mid- to late-80s to great satisfaction. In fact, my wife still has the same model for her 12-string acoustic. The fact that the C-Series is available in Black Chrome was all I needed to know to go with a Schubb for my Carvin AE185.
The packaging for the black chromed capo is labeled "Capo Noir ...C1k" with an image of a black cat on the backside.
For you acoustic guitarists who aren't particularly inclined to consider a Schubb over a trigger capo, consider the following: a) a Schubb is fully adjustable, allowing for minimal pressure to be applied to any fret with virtually no retuning; b) a Schubb isn't going to blow apart on stage as a trigger capo might; c) a Schubb may be placed away from the upper fretwire of the fret to which the capo is applied and thus, substantially out of the way of your fingers and without causing any string buzz; d) unlike a trigger capo that applies the same amount of pressure regardless of which fret it's situated on (i.e., regardless of neck width), a Schubb may be finely adjusted to apply only the amount of pressure actually needed; e) a Schubb is substantially smaller than a trigger capo and while it can't be quickly affixed to and left on the headstock, it doesn't hang out from or beneath the neck, plus there are things called pockets into which a Schubb may be kept as well as music stands upon which a Schubb may rest until needed.
In writing this review soon after receiving the capo, I can't speak for its longevity, though indications are that it's built just as well, if not better than, the Schubb I used in the 80s and thus, I presume it will last a good long time.
Considering the quality, its utility, and its features, it's seems priced about right.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shubb Capo

By JC Silverstrings

from Georgia - Presently

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

If you are a serious performing Acoustic player, this is your capo. I bought my first during the first 6 months Shubb was in business, and it still performs flawlessly. That's after thousands of hours of live performance and recording studios. Show me another capo that has that record. If you don't own one, buy it and you will see what I'm talking about. JC

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SHUBB CAPO

By Joe

from Fort Worth, TX

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Does Not Obstruct Playing
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Unit is compact and functions well. Doesn't get in your way while your playing like some of the larger size capo's.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best

      By Oboogie80

      from Erie, Pa

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I do a lot of capoing in my solo acoustic shows. I've tried a lot of them over the years I've been playing. This one's the best!! I own 3 of Shubbs. One for my 12 string acoustic and a 5 string capo that I use instead of drop tuning to D on the E string during certain songs. All my guitars are Martins.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best capo

          By Sunday's Child

          from Plant City, FL

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I originally bought the Dunlop Trigger which worked fine till I changed to lighter strings causing intonation sharpening. The Shubb capo is impressively made, high quality and easy to adjust and install. I tighten till the strings ring (easily adjusted) and I'm good to go. I also like that it's so small and unobtrusive. Definitely a "must have" accessory.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Best

              By Luthier & Player - almost a Musician

              from Flori-Duh (land of dumb voters)

              About Me Experienced

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

              After owning a few other capos this is the BEST. It is easy to adjust. And you can minimize string pressure which helps keep your guitar in tune once you remove the capo.
              Made of solid materials and will easily last a lifetime. The last capo you will every buy!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A real problem solver

              By Matt Kniser-MJTmb

              from Oregon

              About Me Experienced

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  This is a great capo! I had been using Kyser Quik-Change capos for a good portion of my ten years of playing. While they got the job done they had their limits. For one, intonation wasn't always right and my guitar (especially my electric) would go out of tune after using it. After looking around for a new capo, I settled on the Shubb and it outguns the Kyser in every aspect. Its features really surprised me. For one, it's small and incredibly light weight, you almost can't tell that it's there. The adjustable knob is great and allows you to dial the capo to the right pressure so that you don't get any annoying buzz. Also my tone has greatly improved (which is an awesome bonus) making my acoustic sound much clearer and much more defined as opposed to the Kyser which I noticed muddied up the sound. Even though you have to make some adjustments this capo is still easy to use and is one of the best investments I have ever made! Give one a try it is awesome! Make sure you adjust the knob before you clamp the capo down, it will work much more efficiently.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Simply the Best

                  By PFS

                  from Massachusetts

                  See all my reviews

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

                  This is simply the best capo available. Easy to use, durable, and fully adjustable. A capo serves a single purpose - to adjust the pitch on the guitar. It has ZERO to do with style of playing, what you play, how you play, or any other such nonsense. It also does not cause buzzes on your guitar. If you experience buzzing, the problem is either with your guitar or how wrongly you've adjusted the tension on the capo. Get a Shubb, know how to use it properly, and you'll never be happier.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Simply the best capo

                  By G.E. PERRY

                  from Savannah Ga.

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

                  I have been a guitar and amp tech for years.I see dozens of guitars, mainly acoustic, with pits in the lower frets under the E, B, and G strings.The first thing I do is to look in the case.Each time I find some vice-grip style capo thats guaranteed to pull the guitar out of tune causing the player to retune with the capo on.The result is that the pressure from the capo squeezing the string into the fret creates the action of a file sawing through the fret.The Shubb is designed so that the pressure can be increased just enough so that the guitar need not be retuned.I encourage all guitarist to include this capo in their gig bag.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  SHUBB CAPO ORIGINAL SERIES

                  By musicman-EnDIp

                  from Virginia

                  See all my reviews

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

                  Durable and dependable. I have both the original and the new roller series and I like the original better. It seems to work smoother. My guitar stays in good tune with either. I've had the orig for about 20 years or more now. I once had a kyser capo leave an indention in the back of the neck on a D-28. That won't happen with the shubb. You also can place this capo on the nut when not useing. Just loosen the tension about all the way and it will work on most guitars.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Capo

                  By Mitch Baker

                  from Washington State

                  See all my reviews

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

                  It's an awesome capo. Trigger Capos may be attractive, but this one is just as quick and easy to apply, and it has no movement issues. Works on bass too!
                  I got it Second-Hand, so I'm not sure about anny modifications that might've been made

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  NO RETUNING!!!!

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

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

                  I've been using Kyser capos since I've been playing, and while easy and quick to use, I've always had to retune by guitars before and after use. I was amazed at how "in tune" the Schubb kept my guitars, even capo-ing on the higher frets. It looks a million times better too because of it's low profile! The Schubb is soooo much better than Kyser.

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Guess I'm in the minority...

                  By Obi-Ron Rinaldo

                  from CT

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

                  It seems well-made, but I don't like the way it works on my guitar. I do a lot of bends and the strings never fully recover, no matter how loose I adjust the thumb screw. Plus It's a pain to adjust it everytime I put it on. I am sticking with clip-on capos.

                   
                  5.0

                  Compact and low profile.

                  By Jim

                  from Douglas City, Ca

                  About Me Novice

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Can get different tones, some of my songs I use the capo on the second fret and leave the bass E string open (capo 5 strings) and get a nice full sound when playing a D formation.

                       
                      5.0

                      no problems with this style of capo

                      By dan

                      from yuba city

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts

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

                        best capo on the market... my opinion....works great and have no problems using it on my 12 string

                         
                        5.0

                        yes

                        By CFB

                        from North Wales, PA

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

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

                          Great

                           
                          5.0

                          It's locked in

                          By dwhob

                          from Savoy, IL

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Agree with the positive reviews. Like the way you can set it and locks into place thereafter. Seems like a high quality piece. True you can't hang it off the headstock, but some would say that's a good thing!

                               
                              5.0

                              My favorite Capo

                              By NC Cowboy

                              from Elizabeth City, NC

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I have one of these in each guitar case. One in each color so i know which guitar it is adjusted for. Been using these for ever!

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