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Oct 17, 2021 - 1:52:03 AM
12 posts since 9/15/2014

Need a new capo for my Sierra. What do the good folks here recommend that will fit the curved neck?

Richard

Oct 17, 2021 - 2:12:18 AM
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pickn5

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1632 posts since 8/8/2012

I have a Shubb capo. It fits my 2007 Sierra neck. Its the only capo I have tried.

Oct 17, 2021 - 6:39:45 AM

15355 posts since 12/2/2005

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Originally posted by Keelbolt

Need a new capo for my Sierra. What do the good folks here recommend that will fit the curved neck?

Richard


When you say "curved neck," do you mean that your banjo has a radiused fretboard? Or is it a flat fretboard? The back of every neck is curved.

If you have a radiused board, you need to find out what the radius is. Decently-sized shops with good repair departments can often match the radius for you, using a new capo from the store's stock. If you don't have access to such a shop, you can generally order direct from the companies that make them and ask them to radius it for you.

Otherwise, there's nothing about a Sierra neck that would preclude you from using any capo of your choice. Good, low-cost options include Shubb and Paige.

Oct 17, 2021 - 8:16:18 AM

12 posts since 9/15/2014

Thanks. Flat fretboard, curved neck. Apologies for imprecision! Will order a Shubb. Thanks.

Oct 23, 2021 - 3:10:03 PM
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Helix

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14796 posts since 8/30/2006

Shubb

Oct 23, 2021 - 10:48:23 PM

Tommy5

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The Shubb can be adjusted, other capos seem to grab too hard and make all the strings go sharp, causing me to have to retune . I now use the Shubb on my Sierra banjo, it will sometimes make the strings go slightly sharp, in jams i don’t care as twenty musicians banging away I can barely hear my banjo much less worry about a slight tuning thing, you can adjust the capo to keep the proper tuning if you play with it a bit.

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