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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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$30.98

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Understring Radius Gauges Extra-wide, set of 9

Extra-wide, set of 9

Item # 0359
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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.


Video

Trade Secrets!

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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5.0

Great addition to my box of tools

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Makes setting strings so much easier

5.0

When setting up your guitar this is a must have.

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In addition to the string action gauge this is a must have tool for getting a precisely accurate set up on your fixed bridge guitar. Just align the top and bottom saddles with the string action guage, raise the middle section and lower the action to the curvature of the of the proper guaged string action radius guage.

5.0

radius gauges

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These are great. I can improve the setup on my guitars at home.

5.0

Makes a difference

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Having these tools to match the radius at the bridge to the neck definitely makes a difference in how a guitar will play. I tried to buy a cheap set from China but they were nowhere near the quality of these and I couldn't trust that the measurements were precise. Great to have in the tool kit.

5.0

Great For setting string height

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These really help when setting uniform string height

5.0

Very necessary tool to have

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I'm not a luthier, I make custom knives but I bought the radius gauges as I've worked on my 4 guitars and found that the saddle on two of them needed to be adjusted. I also lowered the action slightly on my two Martins. Terrific sound on all of them now and I now know what radius they all have. If you're serious about repairing guitars, you definitely need a set of radius gauges. I would definitely recommend them.

5.0

Radius Gauges

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Very easy to use when making adjustments to the bridge and saddle of your guitar

5.0

Way better than what I was using...

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Way better than using a ruler or a string action gauge, speeds up the adjustments at the brigde for individual saddles. One of those you wonder why you didn't get it sooner... We all start with basically nothing... it's not about building up a tool collection as much as it is about making your work easier, smoother, and more efficient.

5.0

Makes Setup Easier

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These gauges are easy to use and save time measuring during setup. Each is marked so you know exactly what radius you're working with and they help on the fretboard, under the strings and on the bridge saddles. I'm very happy with the purchase.

5.0

Imperative tool for any guitar player.

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I've setup my guitars for years by sight and feel. I just didn't know any better. Recently bought these gauges when my new Strat was being difficult. WOW! I had no idea it could be so easy. 5 minutes of work with these and it played like butter. I'll never be without them again.

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