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Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools Post Tool

Post Tool

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Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools Stop Tailpiece Wrench

Stop Tailpiece Wrench

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Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools Bridge Jack

Bridge Jack

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Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools Replacement Bridge Jack felt

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 Tune-o-Medic Tool Set

Tune-o-Medic Tool Set

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Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools

About This Item

Installing, adjusting, and replacing Tune-o-matic guitar bridges and 'stop' tailpieces is daily work in busy guitar shops.

Our new Tune-o-Medic tools — the Bridge Jack, Post Tool and Stop Tailpiece Wrench — make the work faster and easier!

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of all three tools.

Tune-o-Medic Bridge Jack
Adjust Tune-o-matic bridges quickly without loosening the strings — using the same tool Gibson used in their original Kalamazoo factory. Lift a Tune-o-matic with this jack and you can adjust the thumbscrews up or down freely, and without pressure from the strings you'll no longer damage the plating on the hardware.

With the Bridge Jack, you can even hold the guitar in the playing position and jack up the bridge with one hand while watching the 12th-fret action — when it looks right, spin the thumbwheel to hold that height.

The stainless steel Bridge Jack includes thick self-adhesive felt padding to help protect the guitar top. An extra pad and instructions are included.

Tune-o-Medic Post Tool
When Tune-o-matic bridge posts are bent, the bridge leans and intonation suffers. It becomes hard to turn the thumbwheels to set the bridge height, and the threaded posts may even be uncomfortable against the player's hand. The Post Tool makes it easy to remove, install or straighten these posts.

Interchangeable threaded brass inserts (6-32 thread for Gibson, and M4 x.75 thread for imports) snap into the Post Tool's handle. Simply thread the tool onto the post until it's flush against the thumbwheel, tighten the wheel against the tool, and hold the two together to turn the post for installation, removal, or height adjustment.

Instructions are included — we also include matching drill bits for correctly reinstalling the posts in new holes when needed.

Stop Tailpiece Wrench
The Stop Tailpiece Wrench has a thick screwdriver tip recessed into a smooth-walled socket that fits the 1/2" (12.70mm) diameter tailpiece stud snugly. The socket keeps the wrench centered, to protect the stud's plating and avoid accidents that could mar the guitar top. Made of tool steel, with a durable plastic handle. Our thanks to guitar techs Paul Verticchio and Jerry Barnstable for suggesting this tool.

Overall length is 7-3/4" (196.85mm). Inside diameter of the socket is 17/32" (13.49mm). This tool will work on tailpiece studs with 17/32" (13.49mm) maximum diameter.


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Tune-o-matic installation and set up tips

Tips for installing and setting up a Tune-o-matic bridge using Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools.

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5.0

Another great guitar tool!

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Years ago, building my first guitars, tools, parts & especially info were hard to acquire. Thanks to the Stewmac (Dan E.) for helping us all.

5.0

Saved my bacon!

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I bought this kit about 6 years ago, never needed the Tune-o-Medic Post Tool, I needed the jack and the tailpiece height tool. Fast forward to this afternoon, putting together a stripped ES335. Bought a new factory matching bridge, but couldn't get a combination of jam nuts and tools in there without any confidence that I wouldn't strip the threads in the wood. Hey isn't there a tool for this? Hey didn't I buy that a few years ago? Thread a height adjustment wheel onto the new stud, screw on the right (metric or English) brass piece to a considerable depth. Lock the tool against the thumb wheel, and -carefully- screw the new post in. Keep checking until 1/2" of the post remain. I read its not uncommon for the posts to need to be bent slightly to get the ABR on them. Tool comes to the rescue for that too, letting you be precise and with no overbending and no damage to the threads. Thanks StewMac!

5.0

Bridge Jack

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Verified Buyer


Worked better than I thought it would. I am constantly in need of re-adjusting action after string changes. Now I no longer have to completely de-tune the strings to adjust it. Works like all Stew Mac tools, Great!

5.0

Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools

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Verified Buyer


I used the tailpiece tool to remove and reinstall the 6/32 posts for an ABR-1 tune-o-matic, and it worked like a charm. The instructions were very accurate.

5.0

Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools

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Verified Buyer


These tools are a Christmas for my son. I will ask him to write a review after he opens them on Christmas because they are a surprise gift that he has been wanting for awhile.

Merry Christmas!!

Karon Huey

5.0

A great tool

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Verified Buyer


Makes installing or removing tailpiece screws extremely easy without damage to the screws. A little expensive but worth it

5.0

Well designed tool

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Verified Buyer


I have the post insertion tool and have found it to be very effective and efficient...I recommend it!

5.0

Don't install Tunomatic studs without this!

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Verified Buyer


A customer had me do a total refret and refit for a '65 ES 345. In the 70s the guitar was fitted with a heavy brass bridge with over size studs that were just off center toward the treble side. He wanted a correct ABR Tunomatic installed. After repairing and drilling to relocate the ABR studs this tool makes installing threaded bridge studs to the perfect depth a breeze.

5.0

A great investment!

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Verified Buyer


I am not a luthier and I do not own or work at a shop. I do own multiple guitars with Tune-O-Matic bridges and I have already used some of these tools to make adjustments at the tailpiece and at the bridge. I was able to make these adjustments without damaging the hardware. I need to learn how to make these adjustments accurately, but you got to start somewhere and you should always have the right tools.

5.0

Tailpiece Wrench - A WINNER...!!!

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This tool is designed perfectly for its intended purpose.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 18 See Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools
on page 18 of our StewMac Digital Catalog