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« on: May 27, 2006, 12:12:44 AM »

I just looked at the Paige capo. It looks interesting. My trusty Dunlop will work, if I squeeze it tighter once I have it on the strings, but I'm still not as happy about the sound as I could be. Shubb also makes a 12-string capo. I won't use Kysar, because they hurt my hand to use. Any reviews/feedback/suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006, 12:21:59 AM »

I don't know the Paige, but I quite like the Shubb.

I just went wild and bought a Dan Crary capo online.  I'm not sure if they work with 12-strings;  they might, since Dan does a fair bit of 12-string playing himself.  I'll find out when it arrives.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2006, 12:50:35 AM »

G7th for all your capo needs! There IS no substitute!
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006, 01:34:33 AM »

Sometimes my G7 works fine on my 12-string, sometimes it doesn't.  It's very mysterious.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2006, 10:41:51 AM »

Shubb! Works great for me. Just get the longer size and correct neck contour.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006, 05:13:12 PM »

Bird of Paradise !!!

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2006, 05:32:00 PM »

Bird of Paradise !!!

That looks like it should make a nice bisque
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2006, 03:47:29 PM »

I find the Shubb 12-string capo works very well.  Being able to adjust the pressure just right is very important with the two thicknesses of strings - just enough pressure to keep all the strings down without stretching them out of tune.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2006, 12:40:19 PM »

Another vote for the Schubb.

I used to use Kyser's exclusively but found when I played with another guitarist, the Kyser tended to pull the strings sharp just enough that it sounded like 2 cats fighting.
I have not experienced that with the Schubb's.
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2006, 03:06:24 PM »

Another vote for the Shubb.

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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2006, 04:36:35 PM »

Another vote for Shubb! I got the model for 12 string guitars.
I would like to try the G7th some day, however.
The Kaysers scare me because of how much tension they have. I tried out a used guitar that clearly had neck damage from a capo.
I am not sure if the Kaysers have enough tension to cause damage, but the Dunlop and the Shubb seem safer to me...
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2006, 10:27:45 PM »

The Paige works well.   It's best feature is that you store it above the nut and don't have to hunt your capo when you need it.

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2006, 12:43:39 PM »

Deb,
I've had the same thing happen with my D03-12; the Dunlop Trigger works, but you have to squeeze it into the right position.  I bought the Shubb Delux 12'er, fixed the buzz, but I find myself still using the Dunlop because of ease of placement  :rolleyes:
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2006, 01:48:58 PM »

Bird of Paradise !!!



Here, here! This capo works on everything I throw it onto.
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2006, 08:08:23 PM »

I found the right capo for the OM-03-12R and probably most anything else. It's the Planet Waves NS Capo. It's lightweight, it's simple, it works.

I tried my old Dunlop Trigger 12-string capo on this guitar and I could get it to work on a few frets but not great. I had a Glider capo, not necessarily for 12-string, so I tried it without success. I even tried a Third Hand capo clamping on all strings but it didn't work on the 12-string.

I just got a Paige 12-string model, a few weeks ago. It will do the job if you work with it but I had to tighten the clamp down so much I was afraid I was going to damage the back of the neck. Plus, you almost have to adjust it the little spacer rings for each different fret you put it on. That's too much time and effort. My playing associates would probably be halfway through a song before I got my capo set right.

I was sure the NS wasn't going to work any better. -- I got it yesterday afternoon, took it out of the package and clamped it on the first fret and tightened it a little. It worked! No "thub thub" strings!  I moved it up the neck and reclamped it. Still good. I moved it to another fret. I couldn't believe it. It works very well and it doesn't cost a whole lot. If any of my old capos ever die, I'm going to replace them with another NS.

Try one. -- Beel

 
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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2006, 08:13:36 PM »

Been using a 12 string Shubb on my 12 string Larrivee since 1992. Works great!

Joe
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2006, 08:16:33 PM »

Shubb would've been the next one for me to try. That's good to know. I like their capos, just don't own one...yet.
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2006, 06:58:09 AM »

Another vote for Shubb. I have been using the 6 string model for years. My new SD-60 neck is too wide for the 6 string model so I use the 12 stringon it with great success. Works great on the D-09 12 too.
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2006, 08:37:54 AM »

Another vote for Shubb but I'm still looking for the digital capo.

 
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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2006, 06:07:04 PM »

My buddy Danny actually uses a Shubb classical capo for his 12 string. He found that it fit the wide neck better than even the 12 string capos did. So far it has worked quite well for him.
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