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Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string

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Wuzhizzoner
Posted 2008-12-29 3:45 PM (#4768)
Subject: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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Since I'm soon going to be the owner of Tim's Adamas 1 12 string, I will need another capo.

What is the best capo for a 12 string?
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cliff
Posted 2008-12-29 3:47 PM (#4769 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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Shubb 12-string.
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schroeder
Posted 2008-12-29 3:49 PM (#4770 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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G7.
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Jeff W.
Posted 2008-12-29 4:13 PM (#4771 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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Planet Waves.
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Wuzhizzoner
Posted 2008-12-29 4:56 PM (#4772 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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Hmmmmmmm...
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cliff
Posted 2008-12-29 5:08 PM (#4773 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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Are you glad y'asked???

Don't even THINK about asking for string suggestions . . .
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Paul Templeman
Posted 2008-12-29 5:32 PM (#4774 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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There's several. Shubb would be my first choice, Paige and G7 are good too. Some of the the Planet Waves capos seem like a good designs though I haven't tried them myself. Personally I won't use a non-adjustable capo such as a Kyser or it's various clones. A capo needs to be finely adjustable to work well.
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Jeff W.
Posted 2008-12-29 5:54 PM (#4775 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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(the Planet Waves with the screw adjustment on back)

I own every one of the models mentioned above and they are all very good.
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Tim in Tidewater
Posted 2008-12-29 8:08 PM (#4776 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string



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I've used both the Kyser and Shubb on it with no problems.
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sligoman
Posted 2008-12-29 10:07 PM (#4777 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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Don't know why but I had trouble on my GC 12 string with Shubb. Neck may be different. I recently got a Dunlop of the proper size and it works well, but you use your left hand to set it. Just have to get used to it.
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Capo Guy
Posted 2008-12-29 10:22 PM (#4778 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string



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Originally posted by cliff:
Shubb 12-string.
+1 on the Shubb 12 string. The Planet Waves is also good.


For the price I was disappointed with the G7 for a 12 string. I use a G7 on my 6 string with no problem but the 12 required more pressure.
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cliff
Posted 2008-12-29 10:48 PM (#4779 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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". . A capo needs to be finely adjustable to work well . ."

eSPEcially on a 12-string.


I use Kysers on the 6's, only because they're "quick".
Ovation 12-string necks are "weird" (t'me, anyway) for capos. Shubbs work for me.

G7's are nice, but it's like tying a big-ass, deep-sea sinker to your headstock . . .
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Jeff W.
Posted 2008-12-29 11:02 PM (#4780 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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G7's are nice, but it's like tying a big-ass, deep-sea sinker to your headstock . . .
Clifford. . . you're supposed to apply it considerably higher on the neck.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2008-12-29 11:06 PM (#4781 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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Originally posted by cliff:
". . A capo needs to be finely adjustable to work well . ."

eSPEcially on a 12-string.


I use Kysers on the 6's, only because they're "quick".
Ovation 12-string necks are "weird" (t'me, anyway) for capos. Shubbs work for me.

G7's are nice, but it's like tying a big-ass, deep-sea sinker to your headstock . . .
Ditto on all of it....
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cliff
Posted 2008-12-29 11:09 PM (#4782 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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". . you're supposed to apply it considerably higher on the neck . ."

That's the point . . .

. . . it just FEELS like it's hanging from your headstock.

(especially on the SlotHead, as there's just no significant "body weight" to counter it . . .)
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Jeff W.
Posted 2008-12-29 11:18 PM (#4783 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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I knew that was coming.
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MusicMishka
Posted 2008-12-29 11:24 PM (#4784 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string


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"Shubbs work for me"

All I ever use! I have my Shubb pack always handy and spares in the case pockets!

I tend to like the old style better: I have a Shubb brass 12 string capo that I've used for over 15 years.....
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stephent28
Posted 2008-12-29 11:48 PM (#4785 - in reply to #4768)
Subject: Re: Best Capo for Adamas 1 12 string



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Ellis capo
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