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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 tool for 8 string guitars.

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Works very well with an 8 string Ibanez RG. I would consider this tool essential, especially with individually adjustable saddles. Also great for measuring the actual radius of the fingerboard, which in my case was 16" instead of the 17" stated on the specs.

5.0

Great tool

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These are really handy for setting up a guitar! I would be nice if they came with a ring, but you can pick one up pretty cheaply.

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Understring Radius Gauges

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Works as advertised! tells you the radius of your instrument's neck and can be used to set up the bridge saddles.

5.0

Do it myself

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Finally I can adjust my Fender Precision Bass myself instead of taking it to the guitar shop. It never sounded that good!
The gauges are precise and ESSENTIALS to adjust the action of the strings in the exact ratio of the neck radius. I also tuned a couple of guitars from my bandmates.
Great!!!

4.0

Handy gauges

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Worth the money for their convenience.

5.0

You can not do with out if accuracy is the goal

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This item keeps you on track with any stringed instrument you are working on. Helps keep playability on tract.

5.0

Gotta Have Gauges

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If you do bass setups, or any wide-neck guitar setup, these are mandatory instruments for your your tool cabinet.

5.0

No 7 string guitar or 5 string bass set up should be done with out them

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I have had the original shorter set for a couple years now and had pined for some that had enough stretch for my seven string guitar and five string bass. Using these I resurrected a budget seven string guitar, made my five string bass more than just a one trick pony, and turned my main seven string guitar into a monster.

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Radius gauge

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I used them to determine my necks radius so I could get the right radius for my leveling block. Now I'll use them to set my bridge radius.

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Understring radius gauges

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Well done, useful!

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 17 See Understring Radius Gauges
on page 17 of our StewMac Digital Catalog