Ibex Bridge Clamp

Ibex Bridge Clamp

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Ibex Bridge Clamp

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Ibex Bridge Clamp

About This Item

A sturdy cast aluminum clamp for gluing a bridge or brace through a guitar's soundhole. Designed by pioneering luthier Irving Sloane.

Recommended by restoration expert T.J. Thompson for use with the Thompson Belly Reducer, when flattening a "bellied" acoustic guitar soundboard.

Maximum opening: 1-1/2"
Throat depth: 6"



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2.0

DOESN'T LIVE UP TO IT'S NAME WITHOUT MODS

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Without getting into specific detail of how we re-engineered this clamp to work in 99% of the bridge glue ups, especially when combined with the #4600 clamping caul; I'll just say;

[1]You will most likely find that you'll need to fit this clamp with cauls of your own to get it to butt up to the bridge plate. [2] You might need to relieve some material on the lower arm to get it to clear some of the taller X-Braces out there, and [3] you'll probably find that the nylon bushing is too large to clear over the average bridge when using a Bridge Clamp Caul..

Bottom line: Make sure your machinist and carpentry skills are up to snuff, before thinking that this clamp is true to it's name of Bridge Clamp.
As is, it's just a decent general soundhole clamp.

I SAY TO STEW MAC: Re-engineer this product with wider arm spacing and add lower arm adjustment screw, or aluminum "clip-on" cauls for butting up to the bridge plate, and you'd really have something!

3.0

Not bad, but...

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The first time I pulled this out to use it was with the sister bridge clamp (with 2 screws for the wings)and it was to small for the job. I couldn't get it on so I pulled my out my old clamp and used that instead. I probably could have made a new caul for the underside, but I reckon this is too tight, it should open at least 10mm wider.

3.0

Good ....

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Verified Buyer


... but a too small opening throat for uses with a bit higher underside block.

5.0

a must

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Verified Buyer


for repair and new project but buy the complete kit for bridge

3.0

Great product, but...

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This is an outstanding item for using with the Bridge Clamping Caul. But the price is just ridiculous. I discovered after purchasing, I could get the same product elsewhere for less than half the price StewMac charges.

2.0

Ibex bridge clamp

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I'll have to disagree with the rest of my guitar making friends. Yep it's durable and can be used
applications. The depth of the throat is not enough especially if your using it's 'Sister' clamping caul!

This item is well made but sure has it's short comings! I'd like the throat opened at least 3/4" so you can attach any underside block for adhering a classical bridge. Stewmac are the 'best' and I know they will, at some point address this products applications.

5.0

Great!

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Verified Buyer


This clamp does the job well and is gentle on the guitar. Definitely a worthy purchase.

5.0

Ibex clamp

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Excellent! Best clamps I've found to hold a bridge in place. I Bought a few and modified them by grinding out a wider slot to reach into those odd sized sound holes.

Great price with super fast shipping! Thanks again StewMac!

4.0

Very good

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Strong and reliable. If you can make it half an inch longer it will be perfect. Some guitars need that extra reach.

5.0

Very strong clamp!

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This is a very strong, sturdy clamp, perfect for clamping acoustic bridges!

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 40 See Ibex Bridge Clamp
on page 40 of our StewMac Digital Catalog