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Pickup Clearance Gauges

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Pickup Clearance Gauges

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Simple and fast way to consistently set the gap between strings and pickups.

Clever time-saver: Fret a string at the last fret, slide a gauge under it, and raise the pickup until the polepiece touches the gauge. 1/32", 1/16", 3/32" and 1/8" thicknesses span nearly all the pro player specs in Dan Erlewine's book, How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great.

Made of non-magnetic brass, more practical than steel rulers or feeler gauges. Set of 4.

Thanks to guitar tech Dirk Wacker for developing this tool.


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5.0

CONSISTANCY.

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After eyeballing and using a metal scale I had to get this set. So much easier to check and adjust. Plus no magnet problems.

5.0

real time saver

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Verified Buyer


I thought most of my guitars had the pickups at the correct height, but I was wrong. It is so unwieldy to try to measure the space below the string with a ruler type gauge, because of pole pieces and the top of the pickup itself, and eyeball it.
With this set, you just slide the gauge between the pole piece and the string, and it either fits or clears!!! takes seconds to do......so I did all my 36 guitars in short order.
Many were way too high based on a ruler and eyebaal or "guestimation".

5.0

Very handy

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Verified Buyer


I had no idea these were available. Very easy to use. Great tool!

5.0

great sizes to choose from

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Verified Buyer


great that it is not magnetic

5.0

Great Pickup Clearance Guages

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Verified Buyer


Used the pickup and they helped me with setting my pick up.

4.0

pickup clearance gauges.

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Verified Buyer


have not used yet but definitely will. wood recommend tagging the gauges with their measurements

5.0

Simple & effective, a time saver!

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Simple and effective idea. Speeds up the process compared to using the ruler, no second guessing measurements and non magnetic, small detail, which means it doesn't get stuck slowing things down.

5.0

Improved all my guitars!

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Forget struggling with marks on a measuring device, just find the right diameter and slide it under your string. It couldn't be easier.

5.0

Perfect tool for the job!!

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Verified Buyer


These gauges are the perfect tool for setting the height at the pickups on my bass. No more measuring and adjusting several times to get it right. I can place it on the pickup and adjust the clearance to the correct height the first time!!

5.0

Handy dandy little set of set up gauges

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I love this set and use them all the time for quickly setting pickup clearance and checking 12th fret string heights (1/16 and 3/32" work well for me). They're great for the shop, a set up booth or anybody who needs adjustment tools on the go. They're lightweight and non magnetic. What's not to like?

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