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Shubb BC-25 5th String Banjo Capo - 2 Screw Short 5.75"

Shubb 5th String Banjo Capo - 2 Screw Short 5.75"
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Product Code: BC-25


This was the product that got it all started for us back in 1974, and to this day it's STILL the only fifth string capo worth putting on a banjo. It operates on a lever principle, not a spring, so it provides sufficient pressure to fret the string without muting the tone. It slides on a slim, dovetailed bar which mounts flush to the neck, making it sturdy and unobtrusive.

Originally, our fifth string capo bar was eight inches long, and attached to the banjo neck with three mounting screws. A few years ago we remodeled the bar, a change which I'd long considered. I personally never capo the fifth string any higher than the tenth fret (this would go along with the regular capo being at the fifth fret). So for my own banjo, I made a custom bar which was much shorter (5.75"). This shorter bar is now our standard size. Besides taking up less space on the neck (for you fellow thumb-wrappers), it offers the additional advantage of using only TWO mounting screws instead of three.

If you feel that you want to be able to capo all the way up to the thirteenth fret, the original eight inch, three-screw bar is still available.

View this link for correct capo Installation. 5th String Capo Installation Guide Pdf.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Love the Shubb August 9, 2015
Reviewer: Joe Lock from Mulberry, FL United States  
I have Shubb 5th string capos on all of my banjos and I will never go back to using the spikes. The Shubb makes it easy and effortless with little or no retuning, to change keys. Instrument Alley is a great company with fast and friendly service.

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5 of 5 Shubb Capo October 29, 2014
Reviewer: james campbell from Langton, ON Canada  
Excellent product.  Simple install, if you take time. Instead of moving the 5th string nut to  accomodate the capo lever, I notched the capo lever so the string would not slip over the end of the lever. The lever that holds the string down could be a little longer.

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