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Basic Setup Kit

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Basic Setup Kit

About This Item

Make any guitar play better.

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.

Includes

String Action Gauge (inches) Also sold separately
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 Also sold separately
Machined for fanatic accuracy (to ±.0015" per foot)! Use it to check neck relief and evaluate truss rod adjustments.

Understring Radius Gauges Also sold separately
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 Set-up Instructions

Erick Coleman walks you through basic set-up instructions to have your guitar playing great in no time.

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5.0

Changed my entire approach to guitar setups

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This is probably the best $100 I've spent on tools in some time. The basic setup kit and some reading about proper neck relief changed my approach to and process of setting up guitars. In my case it led to setups that were more playable and more consistent. Now I can measure and understand why some guitars are playing poorly, and my setup process is repeatable and the results can be checked quantitatively. I was turned on to the string height gauge by Gary Brawer in San Francisco, one of the best repair shops in the Bay Area, now I'm paying it forward to you. If you can't afford the entire set, then buy the string height gauge and the string curvature set separately.

5.0

Great to for maintaining my guitar tuned 

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Glad I bought this, really helpful

5.0

Great Buy!

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I have set all my guitars up to the proper action! Nice to have the appropriate tools.

5.0

Quality Tools that help me rock!

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Moved home (to Kansas) from Nashville where I had the pick of the litter of guitar wizards. Now that I'm in Kansas not so much! I searched for a good tech, had a setup done by a guy that was suggested by other guitar slingers and was disappointed. Decided to take matters into my own hands. I've done 3 set-ups and have my axes playing like buttuh!

5.0

Basic Setup Kit

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Well made tools that work as advertised, helpful high quality video instruction.

5.0

Novice loves it.

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I am a novice. Service was quick. Items worked well and came with adequate instructions to accomplish the task.

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Great Time Saver

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Got my set in the mail and while some say it doesn't seem like it is worth it i find that it is. So much time saved it makes it worth it. Used other tool for the same job but they dont work as well as the StewMac tools. Will be adding more as i find the need I have a couple now that i will get.

4.0

Save on setups!

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This is an excellent kit. The straight edge, string action ruler, and radius gauges are all made with thick metal. The only problem I had was the 12 inch radius tool was bent. I bent it back, but other people may not take a bent gauge too lightly. Within minutes I had one guitar setup. The string gauge tool was easy to use and provided an accurate string height. I recommend this kit to anyone looking to do their own setups or start a service.

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Set up kit

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I received the setup kit.. action gauge & straight edge were spot on, had a problem with the radius gauges, contacted customer support and Larry from the tech department got right back to me, picked out a new set .... I had them in my hand the same week, .. Awsome customer service & a great product. I'm very happy, thank you stew mac!

5.0

Must have tools.

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Restoring an old Hohner HG-05. The set up kit was perfect for setting the action and fabricating a new saddle with correct radius. Also purchased the economy tuning gears. They fit perfectly and work as expected. As did the new ebony bridge pins and strap end buttons.The service was great everything arrived quickly. The only place to get parts, tools and accessories.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 16 See Basic Setup Kit
on page 16 of our StewMac Digital Catalog