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Old 11-25-2021, 06:38 AM
Fathand Fathand is offline
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Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
I am aware of the Thompson aluminium cauls device available from Stewmac , but these are pretty expensive, especially with shipping costs to Australia are added.

If flattening to some degree can be achieved , should I then add an extra brace at the rear of the bridge location ?

I have similar problems with SM pricing and shipping to Canada. It should be a simple enough process to make those cauls out of some hardwood (thicker) which can easily withstand 150 F. or aluminum if you have access to the right bandsaw/blade
The suggested ibex clamps are available under the Shopfox brandname. I bought some on Amazon for $20 Canadian.
The extra brace you suggest would help a recurrence but might dampen your tone. Lighter strings?
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