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5th String Capo Spikes, Package of 15

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5th String Capo Spikes, Package of 15

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5th String Capo Spikes, Package of 15

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The "original" 5th string capos! These model railroad spikes have become a simple and popular way to capo the 5th string on your banjo.

For players who prefer not to retune the string or who don't want to attach a sliding capo onto the side of the neck. A spike can also be installed behind the 5th fret to serve in place of a 5th string nut.

Install a capo spike low enough to prevent string buzz over the fret, while letting you slip the string in and out for quick key changes. Hammering a spike into the fingerboard can bend the spike or split the wood. Our tapered router bit is recommended for installation.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Setting up a banjo's 5th string: nut, capos and peg

Todd Sams shows how he sets up a banjo 5th string using railroad spikes, a block of wood, and a camless clamp.

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spikes

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all good

5.0

HO railroad spikes

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I was amazed at the attention Stewart McDonald gave me for such a small order. The only thing I needed at the time was some HO railroad spikes for my banjo. Also, since it was such a small order Stewart McDonald shipped it for only $2. To say at the least I was pleased with the service given and the fast shipping. I received the order within 2 days.
Thank you Stewart McDonald.

James

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5th String Capo Spikes, Package of 15

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Spikes worked very well easy to install with extra spikes if needed nice item.

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Already received

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I'm very happy and already I use thanks good luck

5.0

Easy install 

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Had to clip them shorter for a V neck shape but they are just what the Dr. ordered!

2.0

Not What I Hoped For

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The spikes in the StewMac website picture appear slightly thicker and more substantial in diameter than the ones I received. Also, the heads in the picture appear rounded and thicker, as well. I won't use the ones received because I fear they are just too fragile for their intended use.

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Shipped right out!

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I have always had excellent results from ordering from Stew Mac

5.0

Perfect size

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Customer brought in some from local hobby shop that were far too small. Ordered these and they worked just fine.

5.0

Great value, worked perfectly

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Because I'm new to banjo, my instrument is a lower-cost one - one without capo spikes. My teacher's banjo had them and I saw how absurd it was to continually re-tune the drone string. I did not drill or route a hole, but instead used a tiny tack to burrow out a starter-hole for the spikes. I tapped them gently into the hole and, voila, all is perfect. Stewart-MacDonald was super easy to order from, and really super fast with delivery. No snags or problems.

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railroad spikes for banjo fret board

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They worked out fine, but you really need to be a lutheir to get it right: I already had some but I don't want to get my supply to low

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