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Adventures in Lutherie #13: Bass-ic Clamps

07-28-2017 01:36 AM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

Lately at work I’ve had to venture upwards and do some work on Double Basses. It’s mostly been just restringing and such, but today I graduated again. Today I cut my first bass bridge. It was just a 3/4 size bridge, but it was still a bass bridge. The other thing was that I had to glue an open seam in the bottom of a 1/4 size bass. I discovered that my cello size spool clamps were too short and had to improvise as seen in the photo above. Below you see two of four bass sized spool clamps that I made tonight to start my collection in that area. Each spool clamp consists of a threaded rod with a nut at one end. Onto the rod is placed an end block, two 1 inch lengt...

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