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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

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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.


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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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Makes Setups a Breeze

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I bought these Under String Radius Gauges as I thought they would minimise the amount of tools you need, as you can use them to set up your under string height, your pickup pole piece height and also to check the radius of the fret board, thatÆs exactly what they do. They are very high quality tools and are indispensable, as I have always set my string height using a precision rule by eye, but I was amazed when using these gauges to check out the string height on my guitars as I found they were all well out.

I have adjusted my favourite strat and the difference in the playability is remarkably more smoother and more comfortable, I will be using these gauges to set up all my guitars with confidence, I highly recommended these gauges as an essential tool.

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Gauge yourself

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My string radius finally FEELS right. Do yourself a favor!

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great little tool

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I subscribe to the theory the optimum number of guitars is N+1, where N=the number you currently own. As such I have a wide range of radius's to deal with so this gauge is great to tune the latest purchase.

5.0

Essential Tool!

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Surely everybody has a set of these to go with the radius blocks? This is a no brainer.

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Neck Rad gauges

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As i do all my own set-ups etc, these gauges have taken away all the 'naked eye' problems and give me a much better and easier playing guitar

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Butter

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That's what your guitars will play like when you use these to adjust the radius and action...I have been needing these for years and now that I have them: they're not leaving the shop. My Custom Shop Strat has never played so well

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Great Little Set

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These have turned out to be a very helpful easy to use tool. I had no idea a 2nd hand neck I bought had such a huge radius unsuitable for playing or working on. That saved me a lot of time & money already. Brilliant!

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A true god send

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The 9.5 gauge makes a setup on a strat an absolute pleasure. I dont know how I survived without it before.

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Understring Radius Gauges

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These gauges were the icing on the cake! Takes all the guessing out of setting up my guitars, especially the 7.25 radius on a few of my older strats! Money well spent....these gauges rock!

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These are a must have for ABR bridges

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I use them to check the radius of the fret board and make sure the ABR bridge is the same. Surprisingly I have found many bridges that were off and needed filing. Great product.

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