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JLD Bridge Doctor


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• Enhances volume
• Flattens 'bellied' soundboards

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JLD Bridge Doctor
 
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
3694 Screw mount Yes
$22.50
3 or more $20.40  

3695 Brass pin mount Yes
$52.75
3 or more $48.00  


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A unique solution to a common bridge problem, this spruce device attaches beneath a guitar bridge. An adjustable spruce "pressure post" rests against the tailblock, providing leverage to flatten the soundboard.

The spruce block is 3/4" x 1-5/8" x 3-3/8" tall. The 1/4"-diameter tension rod is 9" long. The mounting post has three different positions to accomodate a variety of bridge styles.

Screw mount: This spruce device attaches beneath the bridge via an inlaid screw (a white pearloid dot is included to hide the bridge screw). An adjustable spruce pressure post rests against the tailblock, providing leverage to flatten the soundboard. Better bridge contact and alignment can also enhance sound projection.

Brass pin mount: The pin-mounted version of the JLD Bridge Doctor attaches beneath the bridge using a threaded brass bridge pin. The strings mount horizontally through the tops of the matching brass bridge pins (included).

StewMac Tech Tip: We recommend the brass pin mount version for 12-string guitars.

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JLD Bridge Doctor
JLD Bridge Doctor
 
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5 9-17-2010
JLD Bridge Doctor

All my guitars have JLD Bridge Doctors. Besides keeping the top from buckling, it also enhances the sound. It works the same as a soundpost in a fiddle. It makes the whole instrument vibrate. I recommend the bridge doctor for any and all flat top guitars.

Pete Hosey  Sylacauga, Alabama Read my reviews (2)
5 9-12-2010
Surpass my expectation

Extremely easy to install. Truly fix my 12 string belly problem

Sylvain Chenard  Gatineau Read my reviews (4)
5 9-09-2010
Bridge Doctor

I am in the process of building a five course mandocello prototype. I used the Bridge Doctor to allow for very light bracing on a forced contoured light weight cedar top. I am impressed with the support the Bridge Doctor gives to an instrument under the considerable tension of the ten strings I am using for this instrument. I have not yet let the instrument "play in" enough to have a final word on my prototype, but I am quite pleased with the sound quality.

Jim Campbell  Greenville, SC
4 9-03-2010
JLD bridge doc

My play partner ordered his for a 12 string last year. I finally ordered mine for a 6 string made by a local builder (using many parts from StewMac no less) and am glad I did.
Installation took a little longer than I expected. I'd re-write those instructions with a little more clarity. The guitar top has much less distortion now. Not much difference noticed re: the guitar's voice. The phone clerks at StewMac are so kind and efficient - they get five stars, while the bridge doc itself gets four. Best - Deeve

Deeve  ballard - seattle Read my reviews (3)
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5 9-01-2010
JLD Bridge Dr

The JLD Bridge Dr turned a very unplayable guitar into a great sounding playable guitar.I installed this in 15 minutes. With a few tweaks the soundboard was flat which made the action super and no more annoying string buzz. Thanks STEWMAC!!!

John Rossman  Cumming, Georgia Read my reviews (5)
5 8-19-2010
JLD Bridge Doctor

The Bridge Dr works and I am Happy. Resurrected my Guitar.

Tom  Florida
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