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Understring Radius Gauges

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Understring Radius Gauges Standard width, set of 9

Standard width, set of 9

Item # 0353
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$29.50

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Understring Radius Gauges Extra-wide, set of 9

Extra-wide, set of 9

Item # 0359
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Understring Radius Gauges

About This Item

Fast, accurate bridge saddle adjustment.
Each of these unique gauges has an accurately radiused arc on both the top and bottom surfaces, and is shaped to fit easily under the strings.

Use the bottom curvature to determine your fretboard radius, and the matching top curvature becomes a reference for setting string saddle heights for best playability.

Low profile fits tight spots. The slim shape of our understring gauges allow you to read the fretboard radius even with the strings on! This is also handy for matching pickup polepiece heights to the arc of the strings. And setting bridge saddles is easier than ever.

The set of 9 gauges includes:
7-1/4", 9-1/2", 10", 12", 14", 15", 16", 17" and 20" radii.

Standard width 6-string guitars and most 4-string basses—spans a string spread up to 2-5/8" (66.68mm).

Extra-wide covers string spreads up to 3-3/4" (95.25mm)—enough for 4-string, 5-string, and many 6-string basses. They'll also handle 7-string and 8-string guitars.

Stainless steel.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Fixing fret buzz: raising the saddles

A P-Bass with fret buzz: Dan Erlewine fixes his brother’s bass, and answers the question, “To get rid of this fret buzz, should I adjust the saddles or the truss rod?”

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Radius Gauges

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They are a necessary tool.
Nice set of gauges.
Only thing is they're a bit pricey or would have gotten 5 stars.
Thanks again Stew-Mac!

5.0

Love it!

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Amazing crafted quality! Very accurate in measurements! Helped solved so many unanswered questions I had regarding proper nut shaping and fitting, bridge saddles set-up, string to fretboard alignment, etc... Extremely useful and handy, especially with the ability to measure string radius and alignment going UNDER the strings!
Definitely recommend!

5.0

Every stringed musician should have a set

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I have been playing guitar for twenty years on and off the stage professionally. What I never understood was that my guitars were always at a different radius at my bridge than the fretboard radius due to simple neglect. I have found that there are a lot of professional players out there who ignore these simple setup techniques and the difference is noticeable live on stage and on recordings. I certainly will never be making this mistake again on stage or in the studio now that I have my set. All of my guitars are getting this treatment from now on.

Also I really like the ability to store them on your keychain!

5.0

Radius Guage

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Checking the saddle alignment was so easy. When I was shopping I saw a cheaper set, but that's exactly what they were, "a cheap set". The StewMac guages were high quality and have helped me from the first day they arrived. You can also use these to measure the neck, but I'm going to order the square radius guage set to make reading the neck quicker and more accurate.
Thanks StewMac!

P.S. StewMac's customer service is the best I've seen...in any industry. Great - Prompt responses pre and post-sale!


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Understring Radius Guages

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A well needed, affordable addition to the bench. I don't know how I managed to get along without them. They have simplified a process that took me three times as long.

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Radius guages

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They were just as advertised I'm very happy with them and would suggest any one wanting to do any work on their own guitar to get a set.

5.0

Everyone should have these

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What a great inexpensive set of tools. Used them to dial in the 9.5 radius on my Stratocaster. Tge guitar was set up well to begin with but the radius guage really put the necessary finishing touch on action and playability. Makes me wonder how I ever got by without these. Highly recommended!

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radius gages

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gauges are ok but way over priced

5.0

Great Little Tools!

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A necessary tool for setting up your guitars builds.

5.0

It was time!

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When I brought one of my Strats in to get checked out, my luthier told me I set up my bridge and strings to a near perfect 12" radius. The problem is my board has a 9.5" radius. Bought the gauges, their precision is readily apparent, and fine tuned nearly all of my guitars. On new setups, they significantly reduce time. Don't know why I waited so long to purchase them.

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