Being someone who likes to do his own set ups, this little set of gauges makes life so much easier when getting the correct radius on the strings. Highly recommended.
The Understring Radius Gauges are must have tools for guitar setup.
I also purchased the StewMac String Action Gauge, and the CruzTools GuitarTech Guitar kit, which I found on Amazon. The CruzTool kit has the wrenches needed to adjust neck truss rods, as well as a metal ruler, feeler gauges, and some other setup tools in a nice case.
These tools allowed me to setup my Tele and my Musicman bass so that they play much better!
I also bought the book How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great by Dan Erlewine. You can probably setup your guitar without it by using the Web and the instructions that come with the CruzTool kit, but the Erlewine book puts it all in one place, and gives some setup specs and problem solving suggestions as well.
One area that the book was a little weak on was the topic of Neck Angle. After adjusting my bass guitar's truss rod, I still needed to lower the bridge to get the right string height, but the bridge pieces were as low as they could go. So instead I adjusted the neck angle which solved the problem. Luckily, I found some good info on the web about this.
Who would've thought that a simple thing like matching the neck radius to the bridge radius would be a major improvement. This little adjustment made my guitar MUCH more playable! Goodbye fret-outs and dead notes! Thanks Stewmac!
Very helpful tool in setting up a guitar. Especially on a Strat or Tele. Very quick shipment. Stewmac.com is a great place to start collecting tools and getting good information on how to do repairs and stuff. Thanks guys!
This is a good tool to find the top radius on your saddles. Just match it to the end of your fretboard. I'd still use a 6" ruler to do individual string height, especially on boards that have been replaned. But this tool is much easier to handle than a radiused sanding block when top profiling a saddle.
Good tool to own
Pretty hard to pass up these beauties from stewmac's inventory. I could make them but why?! when they are right here at a fabulous bargain!
These are great!! They are easy to use and make setting string height a breeze. Used them first on my Telecaster and it now plays like a different guitar. My Strat is next.
Thanks Stewart-MacDonald for a great product.
Used these on my Strat and three Telecasters and got the correct results quickly. A good quick tool.
This a handy little product. They are made well and percise from durable steel. These will last a lifetime with minimal care.
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