Fingerboard Band Clamp

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An ingenious idea borrowed from violinmakers, these economical clamps are a quick, efficient way to glue a fingerboard onto a neck.

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Fingerboard Band Clamp

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An ingenious idea borrowed from violinmakers, these economical clamps are a quick, efficient way to glue a fingerboard onto a neck.

You won't need to spend time making cumbersome custom-shaped wooden cauls trying match a radiused fingerboard surface, either. The toothed outer surface of the flexible glue-resistant band engages a threaded plastic thumbnut that adjusts the clamping pressure. The flexible cradle conforms to the instrument's neck to help protect the finish.

We recommend positioning a band clamp every 3" along the fingerboard.


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Clamps made easy

By Steve R from Spring,Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Made a new task easy. worked like a charm

they work!

By william chetney from Lake Charles, LA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 23, 2014


they work!

band clamps

By Rod Yarwood from Springwood NSW Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 22, 2012


a bit tricky to use,but the fingerboard stayed in place and the job turned out fine,they will slip if you overtighten

Muito bom.

By Rodrigo Gomes from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 27, 2012


Essencial para trabalhos de colagens de escala

Ingenious

By dmerkuloff from Kyiv, Ukraine
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Gluing the fretboard on is among the most difficult jobs we face. Like everyone here I've tried a dozen methods which I would or wouldn't recommend. These clamps - no looking back now. Good for repairs and building, won't stick to most glues, self-adjusting and just the right amount of pressure! I'd wish they were a bit more flexible as they may break on the sharp fretboard edges, so you may need some padding.

Useful item

By Francis Voignier from Arcata, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 11, 2012


These clamps do what they are supposed to do, and nothing more. They are time-consuming and sometimes nerve-racking to handle but they do a great service at aligning a fretboard with a neck. So I use 2, one at the nut and one at the heel, and use a radiused clamping block for the rest. Otherwise one needs to use at least 8 of these in order to prevent a wavy joint. Also, they do strip and break eventually...

Makes dents on the back of the neck

By Ian from Toronto Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 16, 2012


The plastic is rather stiff and when you tighten them up you will find that they dent the back of the neck. Glue felt on the curved parts that engage the neck it helps greatly.

Decent

By Nolan Peach from Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, February 14, 2012


These work well, but there are two things with them. One is that they only last for a few necks, past that they have permanent creases in them and don't apply enough pressure. Two is that the way they help to align the fingerboard doesn't work so well with fast drying, or stickier glues. On the last probably 5 of my neck I used these on they worked great but now one has broken, and the others aren't applying an adequate amount of pressure. I even had to take off and re-glue a couple of fingerboards because the smaller amount of pressure left gaps. I'm still pleased with this item over all, but $5 a piece seems kind of pricey for something that's disposable/will need replaced.

How easy was that?

By BlackCrow from London UK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 12, 2011


after making a mess of my first attempt I brought 12 of these bad boys and got the job done! due to the fact that it wraps around it allows you to line up the fret board with the neck nice and easy. 4 stars as a little more pressure would have been ideal. I still used a standard clamp for the heel and reccomend one of these clamps every other fret

Alignment Wonders

By Feral Customs from Seattle, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 02, 2011


These clamps are great for aligning a fingerboard, or anything else you need to glue to a rounded profile, but they definitely don't have the strength to apply the necessary pressure to glue the board up, so you'll still need to use other clamps along with these to get the job done.

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