Meet the newest artist for SHUBB CAPOS, international touring prolific songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist Erica Sunshine Lee. Sunshine performs with her SHUBB CAPO on her brand new ELECTRIC ARIA Timbre Custom Guitar in Poison Apple Red.
Proud to play "Everyone Loves a Country Girl" on her new axe with her newest capo, with her SHUBB, because it doesn't make the guitar go out of tune like other capos....HOW?
Any capo can casually advertise that it "doesn't put the guitar out of tune," but we really mean it, and we take it very seriously!
Of course, to even begin to address tuning issues, a capo must be totally adjustable. This narrows the field a bit, but Shubb is not the only adjustable capo. So what makes a Shubb so special?
When we developed our capo, our main job was to minimize or eliminate the need for retuning. We accomplished this by designing
1. a unique material that acts just like your fingertip
2. a patented closing action that works exactly like your hand
3. a one-time adjustment that provides the ideal pressure every time.
1. Like your fingertip
On most capos the material that presses the strings is too hard. It bends the string over the fret, stretching it sharp. The thicker the string, especially wound strings, the more drastic the effect.
We worked with a laboratory to scientifically formulate a special, custom rubber material that behaves just like the flesh of your fingertip. It allows the string to sink into the rubber just enough for it to relax, and not get stretched across the fret. Meanwhile, the metal rod inside acts like the bone in your finger to back up the resilient rubber.
Result: the strings are NOT STRETCHED OUT OF TUNE!
2. Like your hand
Another reason that most capos cause tuning problems is the manner in which they engage the neck. They pull the strings to one side, stretching them sharp. Some strings get stretched more than others.
Retuning does not solve the problem, because the strings’ own tension is still trying to pull them back into line under the capo, and any retuned strings will be worse when the capo is removed.
Because the Shubb Capo closes onto the neck just like your hand does — not like a clothespin, or a belt, or a vise, or a pair of scissors or pliers — there is no sideways pull on the strings.
Result: the strings are NOT PULLED OUT OF TUNE!