Shhhhh....We never talk about capo's...

Discussion in 'Guitar & Gear Reviews' started by thunder58, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    ....and why is that ?
    So what type / brand of capo do you use if at all . I only have Kyser capo's and I hate the way a capo can make a guitar out of tune too . Has anyone ever used or tried a Thelia Capo ?
    Sooooo....what do you use ?
  2. Random1643

    Random1643 Synchromatic

    May 10, 2015
    Upper Midwest, USA
    Varies. I use Kysers on my Breedlove dread, a Simon & Patrick parlor, a beater travel guitar & the G5620T-CB. My '68 Standel AKA Harptone jumbo is 1.8" at the nut so, at the suggestion of my local music shop, I've gone with a Shubb 12-string capo; works great.

    The Gretsch is my only guitar that has zero tunage issues as a move the capo around. Love it!
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  3. Uniblob

    Uniblob Gretschie

    Jun 21, 2015
    I've had the same Shubb capo for probably 25 years. It might be the one piece of equipment that I have never felt the need to experiment with; it does its job, no more, no less.
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  4. Sarah93003

    Sarah93003 Friend of Fred

    I have several Shubbs, and I like them the best. I keep one in my purse, just in case. I have a G7th that I use for my 12 string. I don't have tuning issues with either of these. I have a few others that occupy different rooms and guitar cases that I happened to gather over the years. Every case has extra picks and a capo, in case I need them.
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  5. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Shubb - love mine. I have a Kyser and a Planet waves or two. But the Shubb is my favorite. It's not great for when I want to clip it to my headstock, but other than that, it's fool proof.
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  6. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    That's coz the Capo di tutti capi doesn't want us to.
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  7. Lee Erickson

    Lee Erickson Country Gent

    Apr 20, 2009
    Eagan, MN
    I have a Shubb capo. I try to avoid using it as much as possible.

    Mostly I use it on my acoustic guitars when a a particular key with open strings are required for fiddle or vocal traditions.

    Also, when I'm trying to match my vocals with some tune where I finger pick melody/harmony. The chord patterns of C and G, seem to generate the best opportunities for finger picking.

    I usually put the capo over the top to avoid conflict with my index finger on my fretting hand.

  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    One of my faves! Screenshot_2016-08-28-16-11-12-1.png
  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Oh yea, i use a Shubb too.
  10. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    I used Shubb capos for year until about 5 years ago and discovered the G7th capos.
    The G7th capos are great and I think I have less tuning problems with them.
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  11. WyldGyft

    WyldGyft Electromatic

    Aug 28, 2016
    Haven't experimented wildly with capos. I like Kysers for ease of use and purtiness. Got a particularly lovely rosewood Kyser.
  12. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    I use a G 7th. I like that I can clamp it only as tightly as needed to cleanly fret, whereas others are all or nothing.
  13. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2016
    Shubb - but might try the G7th if I see one at the right price.
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  14. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    I've had Kysers, and Dunlop capos, but when I found the Shubb at my local music store, I never looked back. I have one in every acoustic case, and a few scattered among the electrics. I did try a G7, but I preferred the Shubb.
  15. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I have a few different capos but I use this one the most. It's a roller capo
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  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I use capos as often as I use pedals.
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  17. David_D

    David_D Gretschie

    Oct 14, 2015
    New Jersey
    I use a G7th capo. Best one Ive found. It just works...on all my guitars. It's super easy-on/easy-off.
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  18. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Kyser. The tuning stability comes down to a "feel" thing. You gotta exert juuuust the right amount of pressure......I used one a TON when I did a lot of solo singer/songwriter stuff and got quite good at it for awhile. I don't use one much these days, but I nothing against my good friend Capo. :)
  19. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
  20. Likeabrave

    Likeabrave Synchromatic

    Feb 11, 2010
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I have two kysers and a shubb. Even though one of the kysers and the shubb are designed for 12 strings, none of them work well on my 12-string. Octave E and A always end up sounding fretted out. Aside from that, I prefer the Kyser because I feel I can nudge it about to counteract the detuning effect.
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