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Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools

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Installing, adjusting, and replacing Tune-o-matic guitar bridges and 'stop' tailpieces is daily work in busy guitar shops.

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  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4560 Complete set of 3 tools SAVE $8.16 1-3 days

4557 Bridge Jack Yes

4557-F Replacement Bridge Jack felt Yes

4559 Post Tool Yes

4618 Stop Tailpiece Wrench 1-3 days

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Our new Tune-o-Medic tools — the Bridge Jack, Post Tool and Stop Tailpiece Wrench — make the work faster and easier!

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of all three tools.

Tune-o-Medic Bridge Jack
Adjust Tune-o-matic bridges quickly without loosening the strings — using the same tool Gibson used in their original Kalamazoo factory. Lift a Tune-o-matic with this jack and you can adjust the thumbscrews up or down freely, and without pressure from the strings you'll no longer damage the plating on the hardware.

With the Bridge Jack, you can even hold the guitar in the playing position and jack up the bridge with one hand while watching the 12th-fret action — when it looks right, spin the thumbwheel to hold that height.

The stainless steel Bridge Jack includes thick self-adhesive felt padding to help protect the guitar top. An extra pad and instructions are included.

Tune-o-Medic Post Tool
When Tune-o-matic bridge posts are bent, the bridge leans and intonation suffers. It becomes hard to turn the thumbwheels to set the bridge height, and the threaded posts may even be uncomfortable against the player's hand. The Post Tool makes it easy to remove, install or straighten these posts.

Interchangeable threaded brass inserts (6-32 thread for Gibson, and M4 x.75 thread for imports) snap into the Post Tool's handle. Simply thread the tool onto the post until it's flush against the thumbwheel, tighten the wheel against the tool, and hold the two together to turn the post for installation, removal, or height adjustment.

Instructions are included — we also include matching drill bits for correctly reinstalling the posts in new holes when needed.

Stop Tailpiece Wrench
The Stop Tailpiece Wrench has a thick screwdriver tip recessed into a smooth-walled socket that fits the 1/2" (12.70mm) diameter tailpiece stud snugly. The socket keeps the wrench centered, to protect the stud's plating and avoid accidents that could mar the guitar top. Made of tool steel, with a durable plastic handle. Our thanks to guitar techs Paul Verticchio and Jerry Barnstable for suggesting this tool.

Overall length is 7-3/4" (196.85mm). Inside diameter of the socket is 17/32" (13.49mm). This tool will work on tailpiece studs with 17/32" (13.49mm) maximum diameter.

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Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools
Tune-o-Medic Bridge and Tailpiece Tools
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2 4-18-2011
Tailpeice tool welded on an angle

These tools work. But the build quality is pretty cheap. Think dollar store screwdriver. My stop tailpeice wrench is welded at an angle. Makes it a little weird in use. I suspect it will break. Specialty tools have their place and can be worth the cost but stewmac - you are going way to cheap on materials and build quality. The tunomatic jack bent immediately. Very very soft.

Oldy-r-goody  Canada Read my reviews (9)
5 4-06-2011
Tune-O-Matic Neccessity

These tools are a no-brainer. If you work on these bridges, you just gotta have them.

Armando  Parrish, FL Read my reviews (2)
5 2-06-2011
tune-o-medic bridge and tailpiece tools

Man if you own or work on any guitar with a tune-o-matic bridge or with a stop tail you need these tools. My own gibson, a gold top needed some adjustments in that department. Did I use the wrong tools for the job? No way that would be a crime. See the on-line video for yourself.

john k  england Read my reviews (6)
5 1-07-2011
Tune-o-Medic Bridge Jack

Excellent tool, makes tuneomatic bridge height adjustment so easy. May seem a tad expensive but worth it when compared to other methods.

PeterC  UK
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