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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

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.


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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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Amazing idea

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It fits on the fretboard, on the bridge, on the pickups, under the strings, everywere. Brillant. Thanks.

5.0

I don't know how I got along without them.

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The title says it all.

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The best radius guages

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I find these essential. They are far more versatile than any other type of radius gauges. Wouldn't be without them.

5.0

Very Helpful

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Nice for getting the perfect adjustment!

5.0

great tool

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Essential tool when setting up your guitar or bass.These most certainly saved me time and money.

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TROUBLE SHOOTER

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These saved me from an error I found on a neck said to be 12" radius. It had a 16" instead while the frets were at 12". Bought the 16" radius sanding block and self adhesive 320 grit/paper and voila, problem solved. Also great for radius' on Gibson saddles, if you have a high/low spot and need to re-slot each saddle.

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Fantastic!

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Another use for that hole.I turn it into my multitool.

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Size does matter...

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I like the compact design on the gauges. The hole in the handle was a nice touch too. Gauging beneath the strings between the pickups makes saddle adjustments so much easier and quicker.

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Multi use tool

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I use mine for under string adjustment, "over string" adjustment, nut shaping, even pickup pole profiling. Also good to investigate and spot fake necks (most signature fenders are 9.5, and most gibsons 12"). I like to check fret seating too (a small flashlight and the corresponding gauge do the trick).

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Very helpful gauges

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Another item I put off buying in favor of making my own from online printouts, to bending a piece of wire to match the radius. These take all the hassle out, and showed me where I was off with my homemade gauges! Worth the price and very well made.

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