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CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use

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Standard 3" C-clamp for lighting equipment with 44lb capacity.


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CHAUVET DJCLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use
 
4.2

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Quick setup (7)
  • Portable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Performances (5)
  • Home studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Chauvet CH03 Standard C-Clamp

I have a Musician's Friend Truss system. Now this is probably the least expensive truss system that was available at the time, but tt works fine and, although I've had to make a...Read complete review

I have a Musician's Friend Truss system. Now this is probably the least expensive truss system that was available at the time, but tt works fine and, although I've had to make a few repairs, I have it working as steadily as possible. The one problem that I've had is that the tubes on the truss are 1 3/8" and I can't find an O-Clamp that will fit that.

I had bought a couple lights from someone that had these on them already and liked the way that they worked. So my new objective was to match those so everything would be consistent. These Chauvet CH03 Standard C-Clamps looked like a match, so I ordered a bunch. And a perfect match they are!

I have mounted all of my fixtures with these, including my old-school Double Derby and Line Dancer lights; I don't think that there is anything that they can't handle. The only fixtures that I'm using more than one on are my Haze Machine (just for safety sake and stability) and my 4-head laser unit (again, just for stability because it is a light-weight unit but fairly wide).

I am extremely happy with these and plan to order some more.
I

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Eh, does the job to some degree

This thing does the job and is affordable. Good qualities is that the metal is steel and will not very likely fracture. Negative qualities are that the stamped steel C is not thick enough...Read complete review

This thing does the job and is affordable. Good qualities is that the metal is steel and will not very likely fracture. Negative qualities are that the stamped steel C is not thick enough where the threads are, so there is some wobble in the screw, which can cause some wobble on a round pole when clamped tight. The screw end is also not formed well enough to prevent scratches in the paint pole, so if it is black-painted steel it will quickly become chewed up looking after a few on/remove cycles.
I've also had trouble with the proximity of the screw clamp and the fixture's screw, on some fixtures they are too close for one to be able to tighten the screws easily without tools.
These are OK, but you must be sure to get them real, real tight or some shaking could losen the clamp. They do tend to twist a bit around a round pole, so if you need a tight, absolute fixed position, I suggest getting the wrap-around round clamps that seem to grip better and not twist, they also don't destroy black paint finish on the poles.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a clamp....

By PyroBoy

from Wisconsin

Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

It's not super high quality, but it should hold most of your DJ lights up no problem. Sometimes the screw gets in the way of the light but that can be fixed just by replacing it with a shorter one from your hardware store. If you need something faster and a little more secure I recommend an "O" clamp but if you're just looking for something to keep your lights on a truss this will be perfect.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Get your clamp on

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

My review concurs completely with the previous reviewer. For the money, this is great little clamp as long as you don't over-work it.For mounting lightweight fixtures (up to maybe 5 lbs.) to horizontal trusses/tubing, you shouldn't have any problems. I did have one of these clamps deform slightly when I mounted a heavier fixture onto the verticle pole of a speaker stand.One thing I notced and appreciated is that Chauvet still uses high-quality cast wing-nuts for attaching the fixtures and not the cheap stamped wing-nuts that becomming common.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

C Clamp

By Best..set...player....ever

from NC

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Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

Great clamp! We use it weekly for our youth worship service. Easy on and off.

 
5.0

I would buy more when I need them.

By Mike

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer

Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

Just what I needed!

 
5.0

Great price, everything I thought it would be.

By Larry, The Hippe Rocker

from Corydon, Ia

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Holds Items Securely
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

    I had just purchased some more stage lights, they had no c-clamps for mounting, Musician's Friend had the right product, for the right price. Keep up the good work.

     
    5.0

    a real c clamp

    By harryel

    from Mpls., MN

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

    These are hard to find and this is a great price. For me, much easier than bolting to the bar. Get them while you can.

     
    4.0

    These came to the rescue!

    By MVD

    from New London, CT

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Value
    • In Stock
    • Quick Setup
    • Simple

    Cons

    • Hard Edge Can Scratch

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Mounts Par Can Lights

    Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

    I used these to mount PAR20 can lights as part of themed decor. They were the perfect thing when the other clamps were only available for a pipe sizes outside what I was clamping to.

     
    1.0

    Junk

    By Rishell

    from Waynsburg, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Portable
    • Quick Setup

    Cons

    • Does Not Work

    Best Uses

    • Filling Trash Can

    Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

    We thought we could save some money on cheap clamps to hang dmx dimmer packs. Clamps come with a small metric light mount bolt and a big plastic truss mount bolt. Big bolt wouldn't tighten because plastic handle was up against equipment. Metric replacement bolts were not available from our local hardware store. We drilled out the light mount holes to 25/64". Installed 3/8" x 4" bolts. Had to tap these in with a hammer. We couldn't get fully threaded bolts at our local hardware, so we had to cut tubing for the bolts so they would tighten. All said...we spent more modifying the clamps than we spent on them originally. Savings? Zero!

     
    5.0

    They work

    By Michael Night

    from Toledo OH

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Value
    • Portable
    • Quick Setup

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

      Work great, fast shipping. Better price and service than Guitar Center. If you need them get them!

       
      5.0

      Good Inexpensive Lightweight Clamp

      By TD 1 15yrs

      from Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Screws To Close Togather

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

      Great for a lightweight clamp, yes it will scratch any surface you clamp it to. If you want a scratch free clamp then spend the extra money and get one. For hanging light weight fixtures it is perfect. I think it is priced just right for what you get. Easy way to fix the loose screw issue is to back it up on the inside with a nut, addtional cost .03, shouldn't have to do that but then its not a 15-25.00 clamp is it.

       
      5.0

      Useful lighting accessory

      By Payola

      from near Memphis

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Value
      • Quick Setup

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Lighting

        Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

        I use this to add lights to a light stand.

         
        5.0

        I love the product excellent!

        By Joseph Dj

        from Puerto Rico

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Value
        • Portable
        • Quick Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

          Really happy with the product and the service. You guys are the best!!!

           
          5.0

          Does the job for the best price!

          By ATCMX

          from Zephyrhills, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Value
          • Portable
          • Quick Setup

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

            They may not be "Heavy Duty", but, they certainly do the job and do it well. All for a great price.

             
            4.0

            Works great

            By DougMiami

            from Miami / Metro Florida USA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Value
            • Portable
            • Quick Setup

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

              I am a film and Theater Director, not a music person. This product is great for the price.

              Thumb screw is a real plus for quick set up with light weight cans.

              Doug L.
              Miami

               
              2.0

              Eh, does the job to some degree

              By Rich

              from Philly area

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Value

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

              This thing does the job and is affordable. Good qualities is that the metal is steel and will not very likely fracture. Negative qualities are that the stamped steel C is not thick enough where the threads are, so there is some wobble in the screw, which can cause some wobble on a round pole when clamped tight. The screw end is also not formed well enough to prevent scratches in the paint pole, so if it is black-painted steel it will quickly become chewed up looking after a few on/remove cycles.
              I've also had trouble with the proximity of the screw clamp and the fixture's screw, on some fixtures they are too close for one to be able to tighten the screws easily without tools.
              These are OK, but you must be sure to get them real, real tight or some shaking could losen the clamp. They do tend to twist a bit around a round pole, so if you need a tight, absolute fixed position, I suggest getting the wrap-around round clamps that seem to grip better and not twist, they also don't destroy black paint finish on the poles.

               
              5.0

              Does the job

              By ronald

              from undisclosed

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

              Great deal for the price.

               
              5.0

              Chauvet CH03 Standard C-Clamp

              By Stu

              from Bismarck, ND

              See all my reviews

              Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

              I have a Musician's Friend Truss system. Now this is probably the least expensive truss system that was available at the time, but tt works fine and, although I've had to make a few repairs, I have it working as steadily as possible. The one problem that I've had is that the tubes on the truss are 1 3/8" and I can't find an O-Clamp that will fit that.

              I had bought a couple lights from someone that had these on them already and liked the way that they worked. So my new objective was to match those so everything would be consistent. These Chauvet CH03 Standard C-Clamps looked like a match, so I ordered a bunch. And a perfect match they are!

              I have mounted all of my fixtures with these, including my old-school Double Derby and Line Dancer lights; I don't think that there is anything that they can't handle. The only fixtures that I'm using more than one on are my Haze Machine (just for safety sake and stability) and my 4-head laser unit (again, just for stability because it is a light-weight unit but fairly wide).

              I am extremely happy with these and plan to order some more.
              I

               
              3.0

              Cheap but works

              By Jim

              from Haverhill

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cheap
              • Works well

              Cons

              • Scratches your poles

              Best Uses

              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

              These things are wicked cheap and they do scratch the heck out of your poles and trusses. But if you don't care about that stuff, they work well.

               
              5.0

              Great Clamp, Great price!

              By Jon Carpenter

              from Baltimore, MD

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              Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

              The only clamp I like better is the 0 clamp, but they don't always fit in random places like speaker poles or edges of tables, or handles on top of speakers, or the piping holding up basketball nets... I put lights everywhere.
              Simple easy to use.
              I only use LED and Laser lighting, nothing big bulky or heavy... If you screw them too tight you will put a dent in cheap black tree stands. Put a piece of rubber or gaffer tape or something inbetween if you dont want to mark up trussing. I just respray paint the trussing doesn't bother me...
              I bought a few extra's just to have in case...

               
              4.0

              light clamp

              By deadly_do_rock

              from columbus, oh

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              Comments about CHAUVET DJ CLP-03 Adjustable Steel C-Clamp for DJ/Lighting Use:

              this clamp is only effective on the larger, round T-bars, or other similar sized tubing. I have a very small light bar (think the LED lights), and the screw/knob isn't long enough to reach and secure a light to the small light bar. I'll have to figure something else out.
              simple light clamp
              seems well built
              good to have in the set up tool box

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