Shubb Dobro Capo: adjustments

When you first get your capo, it is set up for the most common configuration: string action of approximately 3/8 inch, and a relatively slim neck. It is likely that this setup will be just right for your instrument, and will require no adjustment. But if you feel that some adjustment is necessary for the best fit, then experiment with the following variables.

(We refer to the part of the capo that goes between the strings and the fretboard as the “Dobro piece.”)

string action:
If your action is higher than 3/8", and it seems like the capo is working too hard to pull the strings down, then adjust your capo as follows: unscrew the set screw that attaches the Dobro piece. Rotate and reverse the Dobro piece so that its height is 7/16 inch, and re-attach it.



neck thickness:

You can rotate the black rubber sleeve a quarter turn to affect the capo’s closing action to best suit your neck. When you receive your capo, the sleeve is set for a slim neck (left). If the closing action seems too tight, even after adjusting the capo's set screw, then you can rotate the sleeve (right) to accommodate a slightly thicker neck.

Higher action? You can special order a capo with a 1/2" high "dobro piece" ...right here... for the same price as the production model.