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Shubb Original C-Series Steel String Guitar Capo Nickel 

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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....Read More

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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
 
4.9

(based on 65 reviews)

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    (61)

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    (2)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (24)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Functional (20)
  • Improves sound (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (11)
    • Concerts (7)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (18), Professional musician (6), Novice (4)

    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.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Wish it was better quality.

    I had this capo about 8 months and the small rubber pad on the inner arm broke loose. I used it broken, still worked but not well. Disapointed with design.

    I had this capo about 8 months and the small rubber pad on the inner arm broke loose. I used it broken, still worked but not well. Disapointed with design.

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    5.0

    The Best Capo

    By guitarman

    from Washougal, Wa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        This is simply the best capo I have ever used.

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        2.0

        Wish it was better quality.

        By Stopthemadness666

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          I had this capo about 8 months and the small rubber pad on the inner arm broke loose. I used it broken, still worked but not well. Disapointed with design.

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          5.0

          Still the best!

          By Gibson Girl

          from Council Bluffs, IA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            This classic capo is still my favorite among all I have used. Gives excellent tone clarity when properly adjusted. Does require initial adjustment to the guitar being used with it. This is not difficult to do and will reward you with the best capoed sound around.

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            5.0

            Here's a Great Capo

            By Edi Bo Slim

            from Belmont, Ca.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              It's a Quality Product & that's why I bought it from Musician's Freind.

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              5.0

              Two Thumbs Up!

              By Eric321

              from Asheville, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                Glad I spent a little extra and got a capo that's better than others in the same price range.

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                4.0

                Doesn't fit new Martin necks exactly

                By Dusty

                from Sun City Center, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  I bought two new Martin guitars, a DCPA5 and a Custom X series. The necks on these have different profiles than the D28 and HD28. Think they call them low profile necks... the Shubb fits the D28 and HD28 necks perfectly, but on the new profile necks the pad on the lever arm that contacts the back of the neck doesn't center on the neck, leaving a small gap at the end of the pad next to the body of the capo. Don't know if this off-center tends to clamp the strings away from the body of the capo tighter or not, but the "give" of the rubber sleeve on the capo seems to compensate enough for it to still work. Haven't tried other brands of capos.

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                  5.0

                  PERFECT

                  By nonickname

                  from Rochester, MN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Been playing 40 years and never used a capo until I decided to learn 'Here Comes The Sun'. The capo works great. Easy to adjust. Excellently made.

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                      (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.

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                          5.0

                          Great

                          By Tomfoolery

                          from SC

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Fits very snug and doesn't lose it's tightness. Should've bought this one to begin with rather than messing with cheaper ones.

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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.

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