A multimeter is essential for troubleshooting electric guitars and even handier when it's battery-operated so you can take it to a gig for emergencies. Here's a versatile model with the basic functions a guitar tech needs, at a great price. Reliable, accurate and conveniently autoranging (the decimal point moves to display the best resolution), it's a must-have for custom wiring jobs, pickup making, finding bad connections and testing components.
"This small unit is nice for us guys who are just checking for the basics like continuity and DC resistance. The auto ranging feature also makes it easy to use." —Erick Coleman, repairman and StewMac tech advisor
For years we’ve sold a larger more expensive multimeter, but a guitar tech doesn't need everything that an electrician needs. This new unit is smaller and easier to use, all for less money.
The LCD display indicates AC/DC voltages, circuit continuity, ohm resistance of control pots and pickups, and the status of diodes in amps and effects.
The compact size fits easily in your pocket, tool box or guitar case, and the 21" test leads store conveniently inside the back cover. 10-minute auto-off saves battery life.
Batteries: Two 1.5-volt button-type LR-44, included; battery life approximately 70 hours in continuous operation.