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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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      OVERVIEW

      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
       
      4.1

      (based on 25 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (18)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (4)

      79%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (17)
      • Easy to use (16)
      • Functional (15)
      • Improves sound (8)

      Cons

      • Not functional (5)

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (10)
      • Practicing (9)
      • Back-up (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (18), Professional musician (3)

      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

       

      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

      First 12-String Capo that actually works for my guitar!

      By 

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • Strings stay in tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I own an older model Ovation 12 string that I keep tuned a whole step down. The Shubb 12-string capo is the only one I have tried so far, that actually works. All strings sound clear and stay in tune. I highly recommend this capo.

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          5.0

          Best capo I've owned

          By 

          from Minnesota

          About Me Experienced

          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've been playing a 12-string acoustic over 30 years and have tried many diferent types of capos. This capo has performed the best. It is quick to put on which is great in performance situations and it doesn't change the tuning of the guitar. I would definitely buy this capo again.

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            2.0

            Not for Taylor 855

            By 

            from Saint Simons Island, Georgia

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

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

            I love Shubb capos, but this one doesn't work on a Taylor 855. Wrong curvature or something.

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            2.0

            Great Product - But didn't work for my 12 string

            By 

            from Charleston, SC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Doesn't work for my neck

            Best Uses

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

              I've always been a fan of the Shubb Capos and own 3 for my 6 string guitars for all the reasons mentioned (e.g., easy to use, durable, requires no or very little retuning when positioned). I recently bought the 12 string version for my Martin X Series D12X1AE 12-string guitar. Unfortunately, this capo does not work as the top and bottom strings are muffled/muted (i.e., not depressed as cleanly as the middle strings). As others have pointed out, the capo is wider and curved. Unfortunately, the radius on my Martin 12 string fret board is relatively flat and so the curve of this capo does not work for this particular guitar neck shape. Fortunately, my 6 string Shubbs are just wide enough to work on my 12 string and do a great job. I maintain that the Shubb capos are a great product and highly recommend the 6 string capos, but the 12 string version may not work for some 12 string guitar necks - hence my 2 star rating.

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              5.0

              Works Fine

              By 

              from Cumberland City, TN

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                This is the only one we found that works with our 12 string. Not cheaply made. Locks tight with no fret buzz.

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                5.0

                Best 12 string CAPO

                By 

                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 

                    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 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Mine is probably defective

                        By 

                        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.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Doesn't Work

                            By 

                            from USA

                            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 

                              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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