Basic Setup Kit

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Make any guitar play better.
Our top 3 tools for acoustic and electric setup are in this money saving set!

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Basic Setup Kit

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Make any guitar play better.
Our top 3 tools for acoustic and electric setup are in this money saving set!

We're often asked to recommend "must-have" tools for setting up guitars. So we've made it easy: the Basic Setup Kit features our most popular setup tools. These are the same super-accurate, high quality steel setup tools that professional repair shops depend on.


String Action Gauge (inches): The fastest way to measure the height of strings, nuts, saddles and pickup polepieces. Designed for stringed instrument work, it's much faster to use than any ruler.

18" Precision Straightedge : Machined for fanatic accuracy (to ±.0015" per foot)! Use it to check neck relief and evaluate truss rod adjustments.

Understring Radius Gauges : A big help for matching bridge saddle heights to the fretboard curvature, for easier playability. Accurately laser-cut from stainless steel, the set includes 9 different fretboard radii.

Free Instructions : Erick Coleman walks you through basic setup instructions to have your guitar playing great in no time.

Truss rod adjustment is an important part of guitar setup, too.
Our Truss Rod Wrench Set has the tool you need.

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Basic Setup Kit

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Helped me at once

By Tim Skau from Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 07, 2012

Once i got this kit, it was very helpful for my fretless bass setup. The understring radius gauges are very helpful. I have used this on 3 basses, and it is very helpful. The quality is also very good.

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By marion from mt jackson va 22842
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 31, 2012

all products and support has been first class

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By sonny masa from maui hawaaii
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 31, 2012

when you play everynight you need to know how to set up your guitar. very important tool.

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By cangtrst from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 06, 2012

I ordered this kit so I could check the setup, and do a basic setup, on my guitars without having to take them in and leave them for a couple of weeks at a time. It's a good quality and well made set of tools, and it came with a basic (generic) instruction sheet on how to use the tools.

Peace of Mind

By dfarness from Bakersfield, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 20, 2012

This kit gave me the confidence to adjust my own truss rods without fear. Knowing that I have an accurate straight edge gave me the peace of mind I needed. The string action and radius gauges take the guess work out of string height adjustments. No regrets buying this kit.

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By Bill Stewart from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 31, 2012

Keeps my 3 guitars in tiptop condition and saves me trips to the luthier.Also, when I purchase from Stumac, delivery is just as fast as it would be from Australia.

Instant set up improvement

By S. Powell from Dallas, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 19, 2012

These easy to use tools immediately helped me to identify set up problems and quickly make adjustments. The 18" straight edge worked well on guitars and basses. The String Action gauge made it amazingly easy to check action- I was shocked at how easy it is to see the height markings. I will be getting the metric gauge soon for my German Basses. The radius gauges quickly let me see that my A string on one bass was too high: this was difficult for me to see without the gauge. Highly recommended!

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By Daneel van Eck from South Africa
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Awesome - the straight edge and the string height gauge are very useful. the radius gauges make it much easier to check the radius.

Great Buy!

By J Greagor from Seattle, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 09, 2012

It is amazing how much easier it is to adjust your guitar when you can actually SEE the change in measurments rather than just eyeballing it. I should have bought this years ago. Anyone who has ever adjusted a single screw on their guitar would be doing themselves a favor by purchasing this kit.

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By Bob Rumble from England
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Very useful - but it should include the fret rocker

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