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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

Non magnetic gauge

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Easy adjustment of pups ,you can easily level pickups quickly as the gauges don't stick to the magnets in the pups .

5.0

Another StewMac "head-slapper" tool!

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Verified Buyer


"Dang - why didn't I think of that?!?"

Having a measuring tool that's immune to the pup's magnetic field makes adjustment SO much easier. I really like the small "bend" in each gauge that fits in-between the strings so that moving from pole to pole is super-fast.


Try watching "Trade Secret #208" for great advice, www.stewmac.com/How-To/Online_Resources/Learn_About_Guitar_Pickups_and_Electronics_and_Wiring/Lindy_Fralin_on_how_to_set_pickup_height.html

1.0

Pickup Clearance Gages

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Verified Buyer


No directions were supplied. With six different types of stringed instruments that have pickups I was expecting directions.

5.0

Very handy!

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Verified Buyer


I use these in regular maintenance and setups. Very handy to set pickup height. No more using metal scales that "stick" to the pickups.

5.0

Guages...

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Verified Buyer


Looks quite simple to use but not sure how to use it yet.

4.0

Handy Tool but.  .  .

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Verified Buyer


These are great and I think a handy addition to all setup kits. I think they should include at least a few adjustment suggestions for the newer people and musicians. Do you hear that Erick Coleman!? Lol.

4.0

Easy pickup height adjustments

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Verified Buyer


Most gauges are hard to use with pickups because they are magnetic. These brass gauges slip right in and quickly get you in the ballpark. Use care with the 1/32" gauge as it is easily bent.

5.0

Pickup Clearance Gauges

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This a very handy set of gauges for adjusting the clearance between the under side of strings and pole pieces. It easily gates the clearances whether the pickups are humbucker or single coil type pickups. The gauges are made of brass so they are both non-magnetic and will not scuff your strings or pole pieces. Get this set. It so much easier than trying to use a rule.

5.0

Convenient guitar tool

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A very clever pickup height gauge tool. Non-magnetic no pull makes adjustment easy.

5.0

Works great!

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Verified Buyer


Non-magnetic brass makes setting pickup height much easier then standard metal ruler or feeler gauges.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 48 See Pickup Clearance Gauges
on page 48 of our StewMac Digital Catalog