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Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by ubassman, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. ubassman


    Jul 23, 2012
    Is there any guidance on the thickness of cleats for repairs to a split top on a DB . I have some seasoned violin maple rib - its about 1.5 mm thick ....too thin??
  2. jonas


    Dec 9, 2003
    Frankfurt am Main/Germany
    Kontrabass-Atelier, Lando Music (Germany)
    The common wood for top cleats is spruce, not maple.
  3. basswraith


    Mar 10, 2003
    Go to a piano restoration work shop. They throw away sound boards. Just ask them if you can have what they are throwing away. Thats enough old dry spruce to last 3 years.
    YOu can make any many cleats as you need from the old spruce sound boards.