The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59029   Message #937747
Posted By: GUEST,Russ
22-Apr-03 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: 5th String Capo
Subject: RE: 5th String Capo

My sumpathies.

I've waffled about this for years. I've used 5th string capos. I can't remember the brand of the first and the second was a Schubb. I installed both and both got the job done.

I haven't put a 5th string capo on my current main banjo for several reasons, but mostly because I've decided I like the sound of a retuned string better than the sound of a capoed string. I don't use a capo for the other strings either.

If I were to go back to capoing, I'd probably go to railroad spikes. That's what all my old time banjo playing friends use.