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Clavinet Clavigel Kit


The Clavigel dampening system utilizes polymer gel strips to ensure fast and tight dampening evenly across your Clavinet.


Weaving yarn has always been a major annoyance and time suck when re-stringing a Clavinet. You may as well knit a sweater with grandma cause that's how long it seems to take just to lay the yarn, not to mention the many adjustments you'll make to get it right.

Through the mother of all invention, laziness, Vintage Vibe has revolutionized Clavinet string dampening by creating a faster and simpler method: Clavigel.

The Clavigel dampening system utilizes polymer gel strips, that after easy and quick installation, ensure fast and tight dampening evenly across the Clavinet.

Now in its 3rd year of production, Clavigel has proven its ease of use and efficiency in Clavinets and Vibanets around the world.  The polymer used to manufacture Clavigel strips has a lifetime warranty against defect or deterioration. The Clavigel will out live you and your Clavinet.  As a testament to its durability, the original Clavigel prototype has been on the dashboard of the company van for going on four years now. Weathering temperatures from subzero winters to 120 degree summers and always in direct sunlight, the Clavigel is as good today as the day it was made. The Clavigel can withstand temperatures from 600°F to -160°F and are completely unaffected by ultraviolet light or ozone as well as solvents, acids,chemicals oils and water. The polymer is flame retardant and non toxic and mice will not use it for bedding!!  

Estimated Installation time:  Approximately two hours or less to completely restring a Clavinet and install the Clavigel strips. Compare that to restringing with yarn; it's a no-brainer!

We believe in this system so strongly that we are backing it with a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Whats Included

  • 2 Clavigel Strips (Top & Bottom)
  • Clavigel retaining clips


I am unsure about using Clavigel. I mean, the yarn has been around forever...

Why should you try it? Dial up telephone service has been around forever as well, but would you want to run your computer on it? Seriously. The reason you should try it is because it provides superior dampening to yarn and can be installed in a fraction of the time. We use it exclusively in all Clavinet restrings and Vibanet builds and at this point there are hundreds of kits out there, many on world tours. If time is valuable to you grab the clavigel.

What is it made out of?

Clavigel is a proprietary mixture of polymers. We spent 6 months developing the correct viscosity for our unique application. There is no known degradation point; meaning that in laboratory testing it has never broken down under UV or extreme temperatures and is chemical resistant.  We guarantee it for life.  And as an added bonus, there won't be any moths or mice nesting in Clavigel like are sometimes found in yarn.  

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