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Custom-fit styrofoam clamping caul


Issue 231 December 04, 2014



How to clamp a guitar bridge without crushing the braces inside: Dan Erlewine uses a chunk of insulation from the home improvement center. In this short video, Dan shares a trick for custom-shaping the foam to fit any guitar.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkRegluing a guitar bridge that luckily doesn’t need to be removed.
  • checkmarkFoam insulation works as both a mold and a caul.
  • checkmarkMagnets hold the caul in place while you position the clamps.

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