Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by taylormade, Jul 5, 2006.
What capo do you favor while playing a 12-string. I use a Kyser for my 6-string acoustics.
Shubb makes a wider capo perfect for 12 strings. I love my Shubb and have had it for many, many years.
SHubb makes great stuff
Kyser made one. It worked great on mine. Can't find it. Hope they still make them. Haven't been capoing (as if that's a word) the 12-string much lately.
I don't own a 12 string. For my six string the best capo I've found is the deluxe shubb. You can adjust the tension, it's very easy to use. It's got everything I could want in a capo. They also make a 12 string version.
The shub is sweet!
If you already favor the Keyser 6-string, you'll probably favor a Keyser 12-string.
I have both Shubb and Keyser. I prefer the way Keyser stays put and the way it sounds. The Shubb's tension is uneven across the fretboard so the open strings don't ring out nice and clear. If you move it around the neck a lot (as I do) the Shubb takes a little more time to set up just right, which can be less than desireable on stage. But I use Shubb for multiple capo-ing because it doesn't get in my way.
I always use the Keyser Drop-D, though.
i use a kyser in open tunings, when i'm taking the time to be fiddly. i use a shubb when i'm playing standard tuning, and just want to slap it on and go.
both shubb and kyser make 12 string models, and they both work great.
tried the new planet waves cheapo capo, that ratchets on? not too good, IMHO. fine for a campfire, i suppose... i'd spend the extra $15 though.
Try the new NS capo by Planet Waves. To me it's the best on the market now. works great on 12 string and it's very easy to use.