The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59029   Message #940366
Posted By: BanjoRay
25-Apr-03 - 07:42 PM
Thread Name: 5th String Capo
Subject: RE: 5th String Capo
Before you decide to install a Shubb fifth string capo, make sure the side of the neck is still vertical to the fingerboard at a point 1cm back from it, because that's roughly where you drill the holes, and if the capo metal strip does not sit vertically, then the bit of metal that holds the string down sticks a bit too far up in the air. I first used my Shubb on a Deering Sierra, and the curvature of the side of the neck caused that to happen. The 7th and 8th frets were OK, but above that the capo was useless. I have since had spikes installed on my three banjos, and they're fine.