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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Basic Setup Kit Video

Dan Erlewine shows what's in the kit and what each tool is for.

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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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buy this kit!

By guz from latina ,italy
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 19, 2011

great set up kit!
i love it!!

Great Stuff!

By DMan from La Mesa, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 13, 2011

Now I don't have to pay my tech to set up my guitars. I have all the tools I need to do it myself. Highest quality tools made of high quality materials.

A must have for every Drummer....Oppps  Guitarist

By Nicholas S. from San Antonio TX,
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I'm a drummer.....and you know what that means...If I can use these things then any body could use them.

All joking aside. These tools seem swiss built. Super straight and accurate. The 18" straight edge is thick and can't be bent. Once i figured out the way to use them I set all six of my babies.

One thing to keep in mind.
These things aren't magic. One only increases their functions with use.

Basic setup kit

By M.Johnston from Alberta,Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The basic setup kit makes guitar setup a breeze with little or no experience. Learning to use this setup kit will save you money but also give you a better understanding of your instrument. Great product

Great kit

By Mark Hunt from Benicia, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The radius gauges are invaluable as it the string height gauge. I was able to dial in the pickup polepieces and pickup heights and really improve the sound on my Les Paul.

set'em up

By seventhson from Lake Wales, Fl.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Arrived speedily.Packaged perfectly. I know as a general rule, people order tools they are already familiar with. But by using this set up kit I learned more about how to get the job done right. Each item is of excellent quality, performs as advertised, and I would certainly purchase again. Thank you, Wayne

A Must Have!

By Darcy from Yorkton Sk, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 26, 2011

If you're serious about your guitar or bass you owe it to yourself to get this set up kit. Excellent!!!

Basic Setup Kit

By T Bone from Lake Havasu City, AZ.
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 10, 2011


Well worth it!!

By Mike T. from North Carolina, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 10, 2011

If you are going to work on guitars you will need all of these. Buy all and save some money.

Settup Kit is a high quality set of necessary tools.

By Ronald from Libby, MT 
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 07, 2011

Used as directed in video, make quick professional results every time.

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