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I have been impressed with the quality of the items I've received (especially the fretboards). You've been very helpful with some unusual builds (the suggestion to order a bass fretboard slotted from both ends for two short-scale necks was brilliant). I was very surprised at how quickly I received an order of custom-length truss rods. You have a very happy customer."

Vacuum Bridge Clamp

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Vacuum Bridge clamp. Click for other view.

Vacuum is the best way to get a superior joint between your bridge and the top of your guitar. The rubber membrane puts even pressure EVERYWHERE on the bridge. Moisture is removed by the escaping air, which really speeds up dry time. The anodized aluminum frame has a clamping area of 8.25" x 3.5" and has a thick foam gasket to protect your guitar. Detailed instructions.
 

Important Note:  Care should be taken whenever using any rubber or synthetic product on a finished guitar. Rubber and vinyl react badly with finishes. We have found that neoprene is relatively safe when used on a lacquer finish, but care should still be taken. Make sure you finish is fully or almost fully cured, and never leave the neoprene in contact with the finished product any longer than is necessary. We highly recommend a porous soft barrier be placed between the neoprene and the guitar top as an added precaution against staining. We found that 1/2 an untreated facial tissue (no added lotions, etc) worked well. Use 1/2 the tissue initially, then the other clean 1/2 after glue squeeze out is cleaned up.

Robert O'Brien videos:
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SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
SPVACPB Vacuum Bridge Clamp Yes $139.48
SPVACPBG Replacement gasket for SPVACPB
Yes $8.90


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