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Thread #111773   Message #2357848
Posted By: JedMarum
04-Jun-08 - 11:13 PM
Thread Name: banjo: 5th string capo or tacks?
Subject: RE: banjo: 5th string capo or tacks?
I much prefer a 5th string capo and in fact, the Shubb 5th string capo is the best. I'd have it installed too. Any competent guitar repairman could do the job well, quickly - for a few bucks.

Spikes can be trickier to install, fussier to use and are much more damaging to the instrument. I know some folks have banjos and know-how to manage through those disadvantages, but I wouldn't do it again.

I've done it both ways for multiple banjo. The 5th string capo, especially a good like the Shubb is by far my preference.