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"The GMC String Height & Neck Relief guide could not make the setup process simpler. There's no guesswork or measuring other than making sure the string touches the feeler gauge & appropriate frets at the same time." - (See full review opposite).

 

Set comprises of:-

  • Guitar String Action Gauge

  • 0.25mm Feeler Gauge Strip

  • 0.15mm Feeler Gauge Strip

  • Capo

 

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 (regular playing) – 0.15mm (faster/light playing).

 

Neck Relief is measured from the top of the fret (usually the 8th fret), to the underside of the strings. Please see the procedure for using this kit which 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.

 

STRING ACTION

Nominal Guitar String Action Height at the 12th fret for a 6-string guitar is typically 1.5mm at High 'E' rising to 2.0mm at Low 'E'. This is generally considered as providing a good combination of clear tone and playing comfort. The gauge allows the action to be consistently set to these values without any requirement for additional measuring tools. This is achieved using string muting and avoids awkward measuring and inconsistencies from eyeballing.

 

The kit includes 1x Guitar String Action Gauge as per radius size selected.Please see separate product detail for Additional String Action Gauges and full information on their use. (Please note that this system is not suitable for bass guitars).

 

RELATED PRODUCTS:

Please see the Product Category  page for related items.

 

GUITAR NECK RELIEF SETUP KIT - Includes Compensated Height String Action Gauge

SKU: GSU128
£26.50Price
  • "Hi there, I tried out the kit over the weekend and I'm absolutely floored with the results!. Before using your setup kit, I tried every imaginable neck relief method/product available. However, none of them ever felt accurate and I would find myself uncertain about my work - eventually taking it to a local shop every time. It was frustrating when all I wanted to do was straighten the neck, set string action, pickup height & intonation. I'm a guitarist with ADHD, so my focus time is limited lol. Thus, I wanted something simple & accurate. Better than merely eyeballing the neck, endless measuring, or using a digital gauge (Surprise! They never work). The GMC String Height & Neck Relief guide could not make the setup process simpler. There's no guesswork or measuring other than making sure the string touches the feeler gauge & appropriate frets at the same time. I honestly can't believe no one else is offering such a simple/efficient product for this purpose. GMC is now my first stop for any guitar-related tools/needs, and thank you again for the lightning-fast shipping! Best", Chris L., Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

     

    “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.

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