Aubert Mirecourt French bridges are renowned. They are carved from select Yugoslavian maple, and treated, to make the wood harder and more consistent. Price differences indicate the quality and age of the maple used. All bridges should be adjusted by a professional luthier. Fitted options, still usually need some adjustment.
Violin: Fitted: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 Not Fitted: 4/4, 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16. Mirecourt, Not Fitted: 4/4 Mirecourt, Deluxe, Not Fitted: 4/4
Viola: Fitted: 46mm (standard) Not Fitted: 46mm (standard) Mirecourt, Not Fitted: 46mm, 48mm, 50mm, 52mm. Mirecourt, Deluxe, Not Fitted: 46mm, 48mm, 50mm, 52mm.
Bass: Fitted: 3/4 (standard), 1/2, 1/4, 1/8. Not Fitted: 3/4 (standard), 1/2, 1/4, 1/8. Adjustable Height (with wheels) available in the Teller brand, and are listed on this site, under "Bridges, Teller/Bausch".
Ebony Nuts and Saddles: Finished and Not Finished Finished options have plenty of extra material for final adjustment.
Violin Finished, or Not Finished 3/4 Violin Finished 1/2 Violin Finished 1/4 Violin Finished 1/8 Violin Finished Viola Finished, or Not Finished Cello Finished, or Not Finished Bass Finished, or Not Finished
Violin Finished, or Not Finished Viola Finished, or Not Finished Cello Finished, or Not Finished Bass Finished, or Not Finished
Bridge Foot Fitting Jig: Used to fit the feet of a bridge quickly and perfectly (USA). Sizes: Violin/Viola; Cello. Cello Bridge Foot Expander: To simulate string tension when fitting cello bridges for more accurate fitting of feet. 2 Brands: All brass (Germany);Brass and aluminum (USA).
Bridge Marker: Machined aluminum gauge, marks string notches on all bridges from 4/4 cello, to 1/8 violin (USA).
String Lifters: Measures needed bridge height quickly and safely, without removing strings (Germany). Sizes: Violin/Viola; Cello; Bass.
Herdim peg shapers. You can cut fast, leaving a clean, smooth surface even on delicate wood. Blades have two edges which means double lifetime. Padded with soft plastic, these professional tools will not scratch hands or slip on the bench. Sizes: Vln/Vla; Vln/Vla 1/2-1/16; Cello; Cello 1/2-1/8. Replacement blades available. Made in Germany.
Juzek Peg shapers. These shapers offer an adjustable taper. Sizes: Vln/Vla; Cello. Replacement blades available. Made in USA.
Wittner peg shaper kit for Wittner-Ultra pegs or traditional wooden pegs (vln/vla).
Interchangeable bushing: Diameters, 7mm, 7.8mm, 8.6mm, 9.4mm. Taper for
each diameter: 1:20, 1:25, 1:30. Includes 12 interchangeable bushings,
peg handle for shaping and exchanging bushings, replacement blade,
adjuster right with spare, adjuster left with spare,and allen wrench.
Additional replacement blades available. Made in Germany.
Bow tips: Available in Imitation Ivory (standard or angled head upturn); Bone (standard or angled head upturn); Mammoth (standard or angled head upturn); and Silver. All unlined. Sizes: Violin/Viola; Cello; Bass.
Fiber Liner: 290x210mm sheets. Available thicknesses: .3mm; and .5mm.
Patching Clamp: Lightweight, machined aluminum clamp for gluing cleats on violin or viola. Tightening screws on top and bottom swivel. 20mm mouth x 105mm throat. Made in USA.
Three-way Clamp: Lightweight machined aluminum clamp for re-gluing top or back on violin or viola. Swiveling tightening screws on top and bottom. Side screw used
to properly position instrument to prevent bulging ribs. Made in USA.
Edge CrackClamp: Draws together top or back crack, at edge, for gluing. Made in USA.
Endpin Rib Clamp: For re-gluing loose ribs to the lower block without opening the
instrument. After the pivot is inserted through the end pin hole, the
rods turns by gravity into the cross position. Sizes: Violin/Viola; Cello. Made in Germany.
Rib Corner Clamp: For re-gluing rib corners. Attach to rib corner area and apply pressure to each rib with perpendicular spindles. Sizes: Violin/Viola; Cello. Made in Germany.
Fingerboard Strap Clamp: Made of high strength plastic. Made in USA.
Hand forged steel clamps of high stability and low weight give well defined pressure. High pitch rods for fast closing action. Freely mobile brass swivels on ball bearings. All parts galvanized or made of corrosion free material. Available in following sizes: Throat measurement first, 40x30 mm, 85x40 mm, 135x45 mm, 160x40 mm,
The Juzek brand, comprises a set of four joining clamps. Sizes: 4 piece set for Vln/Vla; and 4 piece set for Cello.
The Herdim crack clamps have rotating pads with convex and concave sides adapt to
contour of instrument. Self-adjusting pressure pads bring sides of
crack even. Double rod for high strength and flexibility. Sizes: 280mm, Violin/Viola; and 180mm, for Violin/Viola.
Composite pegs feature sealed gears within peg mechanism, creating
non-slip, non-stick, effortless tuning. Peg shaft at pegbox wall stays
in place while tuning is done with peg head, preventing peg/pegbox
friction. This helps eliminate effects of humidity and climate changes.
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German made gluing clamps. The pads of these clamps go over the edge of the instrument, directly over the rib, which eliminates possible chipping of varnish or damage to the edge. The materials used are glue repelling, non-aging and elastic to avoid leaving pressure marks.
Clamps colored to designate placement on instrument: Red = Corner Yellow = Inner Bouts Blue = Outer Bouts
German peg hole and endpin reamers. Made of high speed steel, the cutting edge is abrasion resistant even under excessive use. Three cutting edges only, best for achieving perfectly rounded holes. Vln/Vla taper 1/30; Cello peg hole taper 1/25; Cello and Bass endpin tapers 1/17.
Cello endpin, 27.5mm at widest diameter.
Bass endpin, 36mm at widest diameter.
The spiral version helps to reduce chatter, and has polished rosewood handle.
Standard reamer has polished boxwood handle.
Available sizes: Violin/Viola, standard or spiral. Small violin, standard or spiral. Cello peg hole, standard or spiral. Cello endpin, standard. Bass endpin, standard.
Light, torsion-resistant clamp made of hammer finished, cast aluminum. Off-set base, steel screw and ball-jointed swivel pad. Available in following sizes: throat measurement first, 90x35mm, 120x40mm. 160x40mm, 200x50mm.