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Backwoodsman Review: Alice Capos Chubb style (22) RE: Review: Alice Capos Chubb style 05 Sep 21

Micyman is talking about a Paige yoke-style capo, like this…

Yoke-style capos are fine - I’ve had three, an Elliott, a G7th Heritage, and a Shubb Finetune - and they work very well for playing in the house, but I found them all way too fiddly and slow to use when playing out in front of an audience. So for gigs, I’ve stuck with my Shubbs and, by positioning them properly (I.e. right up to, and touching the ‘back edge’ of, the fret) and setting the tension ‘just right’ (I.e. just tight enough for the string to ring clean without any damping or buzzing), I get the exact same accuracy of tuning in far less time than it took with those yoke-style capos.

As ever, the usual disclaimers apply - IMHO, YMMV, IOSTBTBDO, etc.p

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