ESP Multi Spanner

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The thin steel Multi Spanner tightens-up jacks, tuners and control pots.

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[on-screen text reads: Erick Coleman - Stewart-MacDonald]

Handy pocket-size guitar wrench

Erick Coleman: Loose nuts can cause problems on guitars, amps, pedals, everywhere. And when pots and switches get loose, they can cause serious wiring issues. Loose tuner bushings can bind up so a string won't tune correctly, and there are all kinds of adjustment nuts on an electric guitar that are hard to reach with a usual wrench. Here's a tool that every player needs in their guitar case. The spanner wrench was designed by the luthiers at ESP, and I use it all the time to tighten up jacks on guitars, pedals, and amps. It works great for tightening up toggle switches.

The thin profile fits perfectly between the body of a guitar and a control knob, so you can tighten up loose pots. It's made of stainless steel, and the bottom is well polished so it won't damage the instrument while you're working on it. One side's for tightening, the other's for loosening.

The teeth grip nuts up to one half-inch and down to small sizes too. It's good for difficult-to-grip-round parts like these thumb wheels. I go over every guitar that crosses my bench with the spanner wrench. It's part of my regular routine, just like changing strings.



Erick Coleman

StewMac Senior Technical Advisor

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