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Basic Setup Kit

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Basic Setup Kit

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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): 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 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

make ur life easier than ever

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If you cant trust any shop out there or you just prefer to diy basic setup yourself, this set simply works wonderful. I can easily checkout my action high vs the relief in seconds.

5.0

A little kit for a kick start!

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I decided to give this kit a try and, seriously, this kit is an essential for any shop! A very great time saver when you used to check the action, relief and so on with feeler gauges, rulers and a capo! The quality of the tools is incredible, and the accuracy is there! Maybe it costs a little more than the good old method, but every guitars that will pass in your shop will need some adjustment. So, this kit is one of the best investment to be made at first!

5.0

A must have

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This little set might seem expensive but it is really high quality gear and a must have for anyone doing set-ups.

5.0

essential tools

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The straight edge is nice and hefty and straight. The radius gauges are nice and solid with clean edges, but are still light and thin enough to maneuver under strings. Stamped radius markings on the handles are clear and won't rub off. The string action gauge is indispensable! So much better than trying to shove feeler gauges under the strings or using a hardware store ruler. The instructions are OK... easy to understand but maybe a little too basic. I almost knocked a star off for the sticker shock - $90 for a few pieces of metal?! - but the quality and usefulness are there. The radius gauges don't come on a key ring or loop, so plan ahead and get something to keep them together. (I used an easy to open steel cable key ring I had lying around.)

3.0

good tools

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i have to say that i did not know how to do a set up and after using this kit my guitar feels really good!! This tools are expensive but they do the trick.

5.0

Most useful tools i have bought

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My best setup was marginal prior to thiskit. The radius guages are invaluable. Way better setups inhalf the time. Awesome!

4.0

Basic Setup Kit

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Excellent!! Very useful tools. Not cheap, but very good quality. Did a setup on my Tele the day my tools came in the mail. Too bad the fret rocker isn't included in this set.

5.0

Essential

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Having done all my training in a pro workshop, tools were always on hand. This kit gives me everything i need to be able to work mobile without lugging huge amounts of tools around.

5.0

Great tools to have!

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I am an amateur guitar player, mostly preferring electric. I have a strat, a Gibson ES 137, and Epiphone Genesis, and my 1976 Takamine acoustic. I found the straight edge to be way helpful for deciding whether or not a neck needs fussing with. My visual inspection and measuring string height at the 8th fret and such is just not the same-not as accurate.The string height measuring tools is very useful and essential to set up the guitar. It is easy to use and comes with good instructions. The under-string -radius device was only needed in the Fender size (9.5), since I only used it for adjusting the individual saddle heights(which only the Fender has). Overall these are a must-have if you want to do your own set ups. Excellent quality, by the way.

5.0

Superb!!

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This kit may seem a bit pricy, but it is worth every penny.

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