It's 3" x 3 " x 1 1/4" tall.
The plastic X is necessary to keep the magnets from pulling in to each other. It's a bad idea to install them individually.
If one falls loose, there's no telling where it will end up. When not held apart by the brace, they tend to pull in towards each other and will come unattached from the inside of your double bass.
We're working on new ideas for X-braces that can fit through f-holes and we hope to have something available soon.
That's one of the problems we're hoping to solve soon!
I agree completely, Jim.
As unfortunate as it is, our current TWA will not work with ALL guitars.
If you're absolutely set on using it, then we recommend the painters tape to hold it in place.
HI Dave, Have you any experience fitting the X-Brace into Selmer-Maccaferri guitars with the small oval-shaped soundhole? The Soundhole is just under 3" in length but with the X shape it just might fit through.
Thanks a mill, Brendan.
Hi Dave, have you any experience fitting the X-Brace into Selmer-Maccaferri guitars with the small oval soundhole?
Thanks a mill, B.
Hello! I've not installed the X-Brace into a Selmer-Maccaferri myself. The X-Brace measures 3x3x1.25" and we've managed to make it fit in as small as a baritone uke soundhole.
The difficulty may arise when attempting to reach through the soundhole down into the lower bout for mounting.
If you have somebody with small arms around, it may be advantageous to seek their assistance.
We're experimenting with mounting TWA on one of the plastic Maccaferris currently!
Hello. Bought one of the first ones back in 2015 and love it. So I have a ibanez/gibson a2 double point style mandolin with oval sound hole and a fishman pickup. I've used the tape method and it sounds fantastic. Have you guys thought of making an x-brace with a wingnut? If you made each brace with an indent that "sets" the fully open width, You could insert it into a smaller opening then fully open and tighten, then use a dental mirror or something similar to position and affix in place. Any further along with an F hole solution?
We've not ever considered a wingnut, I'd be happy to pass the suggestion along.
Nothing for F-holes just yet, but we do hope to have something!