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#21 User is online   OldCowboy 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:13 PM

 E-minor7, on 18 May 2017 - 03:00 PM, said:

Thx, Mister Threadhost.

Been looking for an opportunity to present this one - The Hippie Shubb



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Admit I kind of like it, , , but only for John B. Sebastian, Melanie and 1967 to 69 Donovan tunes. .

Been reflecting on this one for a while now - it suggested something to my more twisted side (the one that's twistier than the usual twisty side) that needed time to fully contort itself. It needs to be installed as the central, removable feature of a belt buckle! I mean to say the big honking sh!tkicker kind of belt buckle that some of us have a relatively huge stash thereof😱 What a great way to have your capo at the ready onstage or off!!!
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:30 PM

View PostBuc McMaster, on 18 May 2017 - 08:53 AM, said:

G7th Heritage: B+ ...really has to be cranked very tight...


I have found this to be the case with the G7th Newport as well, which is obviously not the yoke style design. Unfortunately the two that I have owned had to be cranked so tight to get a clean sound to my ears that they broke on me. I accept that it is user error on my part, but if I have to crank it so tight to get a clean sound that it breaks, then the capo is of no use to me. I hope you don't have this experience with the Heritage!
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:48 PM

The hippie-capo isn't mine - I only saw it somewhere on the web. It should be available from Shubb, , , if not out of stock.

It sure is spectacular. Don't know if the leaf-pattern is too busy for that position though. Might disturb the eye.

The belt-buckle concept isn't bad, OC.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:10 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 19 May 2017 - 07:43 AM, said:

Because I play a couple of songs with only 5 strings capoed I bring the g7th and a kyser to my little gig





thoust needeth one of these.. combined with a standard capo, you can drop D anywhere!! (but would it stillbe drop d? oh dear.. the questions..)

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:14 AM

 kidblast, on 22 May 2017 - 07:10 AM, said:

thoust needeth one of these.. combined with a standard capo, you can drop D anywhere!! (but would it stillbe drop d? oh dear.. the questions..)

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That's cool and the gang
But a standard kyser will do the same trick
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:00 AM

yes, you are correct it does. the Drop D just makes the who shebang a bit easier.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:25 AM

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Posted Yesterday, 07:51 PM

The only capo I use and that does it all is the G7th performance (1st gen).
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