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« on: May 28, 2007, 02:13:10 AM »

Don't use one very often but it is a Shubb.

Yours?
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 03:41:40 AM »

Doesn't the capo force you past the 5th fret sometimes ??!!!   Yeah I use one occassionally too.  I prefer the Planet Waves G7.  I've tries lots of different ones and settled on it.    I haven't tried the Shubb yet though.  What is it about that Shubb capo that makes you prefer it over other types ?
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007, 03:46:15 AM »

Planet Waves, like Tuffy, is the only capo I use. I have an old Shubb in a box somewhere that I haven't used in years. The Planet Waves is nice but too short if you want to go past the fifth fret on an SD series guitar.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2007, 12:36:09 PM »

Doesn't the capo force you past the 5th fret sometimes ??!!!   Yeah I use one occasionally too.  I prefer the Planet Waves G7.  I've tries lots of different ones and settled on it.    I haven't tried the Shubb yet though.  What is it about that Shubb capo that makes you prefer it over other types ?

Tuffy:  I have lots of splaining to do.

I consider the Capostato (trying out my Italian) location as the 0 fret.  Actually I have been really practicing my barre chords.  I figure that I will be impeached if word gets out.  I might change the name to 12-fret club.

I bought the Shubb when I was thinking about an Elliot.  $$$.  It was cheap and recommended on some of the forums and Flatpick-L.

If I get five capos, I might even try this--   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09mil-kOzHE
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2007, 02:49:47 PM »

For years my favourite capo was the Keyser Quick Change Capo ... and I found that my guitar would go out of tune slightly after a few songs with this capo.
About four months ago I got a G7th G7 Performance Capo and now this is my absolute favourite.  My L-03 has never gone out of tune ... even after playing several songs in a row with the G7 Capo.   
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007, 03:26:47 PM »

I've settled on the Planet Waves although I hear they now have a new version I might be interested in trying.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007, 03:28:06 PM »

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I like the Shubb almost as much.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2007, 03:34:06 PM »

 
I love the G7, but I recently bought the 12-string version and I'm having a bit of a problem with that.  I find it doesn't grab the high G string firmly enough at the first and second frets, so you get a dead string when it's open.

At the upper frets, though, I like it better than the Kyser, and it's about equal to the Shubb.


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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2007, 07:45:37 PM »

Elliot is my fav but I use my Planet Waves NS a lot too.
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2007, 11:10:07 PM »

I've got three that I like:  a Paige, a Planet Waves NS and a Shubb deluxe. 
The NS is slightly easier to adjust on the fly than the other 2, but they all work well.
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2007, 10:20:23 AM »

My choice is now Shubb.

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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2007, 11:43:24 AM »

I have a Shubb and now a G7. I like them both but the G7 is my favourite.
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007, 01:05:29 PM »

I have several Kysers and a Dunlop trigger but lately I favour my G7.
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2007, 08:28:31 PM »

Used to use Kyser.
Planet Waves NS my new workhorse!
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2007, 08:44:15 PM »

I have been using a regular Shubb for 12 years, and I just replaced the rubber on it last week, for the first time. The Shubb is a very simple design that works great. Being able to adjust the tension for different positions and sized necks is quite a bonus.

I have a couple of Kysers that I use as backup, but they are no match, IMHO.
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2007, 10:49:27 PM »

Not my favorite - just got it - a Glider, reviewed here:
http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=16626.0
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2007, 10:02:29 AM »

The ability to adjust the capo is one reason I like the Shubb. Gets the job done.

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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2007, 04:31:04 PM »

+1  for the Shubb Deluxe

I just love the infinite adjustability and its rock solid design.


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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2007, 04:41:43 PM »

I really like the g7.  Easy to adjust and make sure the guitar stays in tune.  Have a shubb that I also like.  Use them a lot too.

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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2007, 05:12:35 PM »

Another Shubb fan, here; I use the steel string and classical versions.
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