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Pickup Clearance Gauges

Pickup Clearance Gauges

Pickup Clearance Gauges

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Pickup Clearance Gauges

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Simple and fast way to consistently set the gap between strings and pickups.

Clever time-saver: Fret a string at the last fret, slide a gauge under it, and raise the pickup until the polepiece touches the gauge. 1/32", 1/16", 3/32" and 1/8" thicknesses span nearly all the pro player specs in Dan Erlewine's book, How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great.

Made of non-magnetic brass, more practical than steel rulers or feeler gauges. Set of 4.

Thanks to guitar tech Dirk Wacker for developing this tool.



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5.0

The Height of Intelligence

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These are dead handy to use. All you need to know is that the gauges increase in thickness from 1/32”, 2/32”, 3/32” and 4/32” which equates to 1/32”, 1/16”, 3/32” and 1/8”. Simple as that...

4.0

Fantastic

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Fantastic - agree with the others, size markings would be helpful.

4.0

They work as they should but...

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As others have already mentioned, each tool should have been marked/engraved with the measurement (specially for those of use that are only familiar with the metric system)

I feel that they should have been double sized or just included a couple of sizes more given the slightly expensive price to make it more versatile.

5.0

Pickup Clearance Gauges

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Verified Buyer


I have a number of electric guitars and basses and I do my own setups. It pays to have the right tools to do the job. I can count on Stew Mac to have what I need and I get it right away. If you're like me and you work on your own instruments Stw Mac has got your back.

5.0

Accurate adjustment

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Easy to use and well made

5.0

An excellent time saving set-up tool

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Verified Buyer


The days of trying to properly read a linear scale to set the pick-up height are gone. When fretting the last fret, I set my bass pickup height to 1/8" on the E string and 3/32" on the G string. Prior to getting this pick-up gauge tool, I would minimize parallax as much as possible and eyeball the measurement between the bottom of the string and the pick-up (left pic). Now I simply run this gauge between the string and pick-up (right pic) and set the pickup height to where the gauge passes freely between.

5.0

Nice!

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Verified Buyer


I like this.

5.0

Great service!

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The product was excellent and it was delivered very quickly!

5.0

No more guessing

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Verified Buyer


These beat the heck out of combinations of feeler guages to set pickup height

5.0

Brilliantly Simple

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Verified Buyer


Makes accurate pickup hight adjustment quick and easy. Very happy to have them in my toolkit.

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