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PROCEDURE FOR SETTING GUITAR NECK RELIEF, STRING ACTION & PICKUP HEIGHTS:

 

For best results, the following order of adjustment is recommended:

Set Neck Relief.

Set String Action.

Set Pick Up Heights

 

HOW MUCH GUITAR NECK RELIEF IS REQUIRED?

 

The amount of relief required for a guitar neck is down to personal preference.

 

A general guideline is 0.25mm (general playing) – 0.15mm (faster/light playing).

 

The fret condition will be a signifiicant factor in the amount of relief achievable – and the final setup will be determined by how the instrument plays.

 

Neck Relief is measured from the top of the fret (usually the 8th fret), to the underside of the strings. The procedure for using this kit is based on Fenders recommendation for depressing the string simultaneously at the 1st and last frets and measuring the relief at the 8th fret, using the string itself as the straight edge.

 

This kit allows the guitar neck relief to be easily set within the above values and leaves both hands free to make adjustments. The feeler strip lengths are designed for laying horizontal onto the top of the frets. This removes the unsteadiness from a hand held feeler and the slightest of changes in relief are immediately noticeable.

 

Set comprises of:-

  • Guitar String Action Gauge

  • 0.25mm Feeler Gauge Strip

  • 0.15mm Feeler Gauge Strip

  • Capo

 

The kit includes 1x Guitar String Action Gauge as per radius size selected. Additional Action Gauges can be purchased from the separate menu. (Please note that this system is not suitable for bass guitars).
 

 

 

GUITAR NECK RELIEF SETUP & STRING ACTION SETTING GAUGE KIT

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  • “Package received & works GREAT!. Until today I was struggling a bit with a Telecaster’s relief and action. Primarily this was due to my not so great eyesight -I have some trouble seeing the fine marks on a precision rule. Your tool made the adjustment process super simple. Congratulations on another great tool!”. D.H., Middleton, USA.