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Digital Nut Slotting Gauge

Digital Nut Slotting Gauge

Digital Nut Slotting Gauge For Guitar and Most Instruments

For Guitar and Most Instruments

Item # 12203
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$89.99

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Digital Nut Slotting Gauge For Bass

For Bass

Item # 12206
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Digital Nut Slotting Gauge

About This Item

A revolution in guitar setup—now even better!
Precisely measures string heights and cut accurate nut slots for consistent playability.

Bold, precise measurement
We upgraded our Nut Slotting Gauge with an all-new digital indicator. It's much easier to read and easily switches between standard and metric. With a resolution of 0.001" or 0.01mm, it's also much more precise. Nut slot depth is critical to a great setup, and this is a big upgrade for one of our most useful tools.

This tool will transform the way you set up a guitar.
The Digital Nut Slotting Gauge quickly and precisely measures string heights over the first fret. When filing nut slot depths, you see your results more accurately than ever before. No more guesswork or "eyeballing" the string heights, and no more searching for elusive combinations of feeler gauges. You can custom-tailor the playability with consistent, repeatable results.

The machined brass base fits over the strings to rest on the fingerboard, and it works with most acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. A larger brass base is machined to fit bass string spacings. Both have gently arched bottoms to follow most any fretboard radius.

    Features:
  • Displays in inches or millimeters
  • Large, easy to read screen
  • Accurate resolution: 0.001" or 0.01mm

Replacing a dial indicator?
Previous versions of this tool had an analog dial indicator (instructions for previous versions available here). You can easily upgrade your older Nut Slotting Gauge to the digital indicator: loosen the set screw on the brass block, remove the dial indicator and replace it with the digital indicator, and tighten the set screw. No modifications are necessary.

The Digital Nut Slotting Gauge is included in this money-saving set: Nut Slotting Gauge and Neck Relief Gauge Set.

Battery included.



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Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Putting the new Nut Slotting Gauge to work on a "burn victim" guitar

Dan Erlewine shows a before and after of a 1958 Gibson that's (barely) survived a house fire. It needs a new nut, and he's using the Nut Slotting Gauge to get it right the first time.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Digital Nut Slotting Gauge Instructions

How to determine nut slot depth with the Digital Nut Slotting Gauge.

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5.0

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Verified Buyer


This Gauge makes the process of cutting nut slots so much easier. It is a must-own if you do this kind of work often. Very precise and reliable.

5.0

Digital slotting gauge

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Verified Buyer


I have the original dial indicator guitar nut slot gauge but I’ve been doing more bass build and repair. I added the bass version with the digital gauge and it is easier and more accurate than the dial type. This makes the job more fun.

5.0

Game Changer

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Verified Buyer


You complete me.

5.0

Stop thinking and buy it!

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Verified Buyer


You can put the feeler gauges and magnifying glasses away. This tool is so easy to use and so precise you can accurately file nuts in very little time to get the heights you want. While this is primarily designed for setting 1st string action, it also works well for measuring the relief on the big E string. Especially if you set relief in the .005" range. Feeler gauges are just too clumsy. Great tool.

5.0

One nifty little tool!!!

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Verified Buyer


If you are going to setup basses in your shop you need this very helpful tool!!!! Superior build quality on both the brass base and the digital caliper - well done StewMac....

5.0

Fun to work with

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Verified Buyer


New tool in the shop. Really easy to use, worked well and enjoyed the accuracy of depth of nut slots on my recent build. I have used it to check some of my other guitars as well.

5.0

Nut slotting gauge

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Verified Buyer


Great tool, used it to check a couple of guitars that I thought were set up right, only to find out they were off by enough to make a difference. Recommend this gauge for anyone who wants to get their guitars set up correctly

5.0

No brainer

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Verified Buyer


Takes all the guess work out an simply eliminates inaccuracies. Must have tool

5.0

The most accurate reading you can get

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Verified Buyer


Twenty years ago my teacher told me to press at the 2nd fret, then you want to see "about this much" play to the first fret. I eventually became consistent, but when I went to teach an employee, I wasn't satisfied with trying to relate a visual reference, and feeler gauges often played tricks on the eyes depending on how they were held, the light behind it, etc.
This guy is great for eliminating the guess work from the equation. Pays for itself with one new nut repair. We use it in production and there's no more revisiting slot depth on final inspection.

5.0

Dial gauge

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Verified Buyer


Love this dial gauge - great for uniform set ups

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