The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59029   Message #937780
Posted By: chip a
22-Apr-03 - 11:22 AM
Thread Name: 5th String Capo
Subject: RE: 5th String Capo
I put an extra long Shubb on my banjo after snapping a little bitty drill bit off in the neck (okay, I snapped two of them) while drilling for railroad spikes. It seemed in the way at first but now I don't even know it's there. It's quick and easy to use. In the past, I've had some trouble with spikes causing the strings to buzz. With low profile frets this can be a real nuisance.
If you're playing Old Time, the purity police will give you a hard time for not using spikes.