Works where a traditional caliper can't!
This is an advanced and convenient way to measure the thickness of instrument tops and backs for graduation work. Unlike a traditional mechanical caliper, MAG-ic Probe's electronically calibrated magnet-based design works for assembled instruments, too—it's easy to measure prized instruments and replicate their specs in your own builds.
Downloadable software lets you record your measurements directly to your computer on a photo or drawing of your instrument—very handy!
Each MAG-ic Probe utilizes a wired sensing wand (the probe) that electronically measures the distance to a magnetic ball. As the probe samples the upper surface of an instrument top or back, the ball follows the sensor on the inside surface, jumping over braces and tone bars. This provides a continuous readout of the wood thickness in thousandths of an inch (mils) or millimeters, accurate to 0.1mm. The effective range of measurement is 0.0" to 0.6" ( 0-15mm). Two magnetic ball sizes are included, 1/2" for guitars or larger instruments, and 3/8" for mandolins, ukuleles and smaller instruments.
Bonus: Downloadable MAG-ic Probe software lets the probe work with your Windows or Mac computer via a USB connection. You can upload a JPEG photo or drawing of your instrument, and record your measurements directly on it, to save or print. See System Requirements below.
#4101 MAG-ic Probe is a portable outfit. It includes a 9-volt battery-operated handheld unit with LCD readout, plus a plug-in probe with magnetic balls. A USB cable is supplied for attachment to your computer, to use with downloadable MAG-ic Probe software if desired. Battery included.
#4100 MAG-ic Probe Lite connects directly to a USB input on your Windows or Mac computer, and works with downloadable MAG-ic Probe software. See System Requirements below.
Works on Windows and Mac computers, learn more and download the software at www.magicprobe.net
Warning! MAG-ic Probe uses seriously strong rare earth Neodymium spherical magnets. Keep them away from other electronic equipment, guitar pickups, pacemakers and children.