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    Question Anyone ever use the FretGuru 2?

    Hi all, I've been thinking about getting something to aid in setups and string action.

    Has anyone ever used this before?



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    I have the D'Addario version and it's great. I've had cheaper ones too but their accuracy is hit and miss. And sometimes I'm happier with standard 6" steel engineers rule.

    The perfectionist in me is bothered by that one. I like that they include the line thickness BUT it looks like you should read to the bottom of the line, but you should in fact read at the top. By that I mean, if the bottom of the string is at the top of the line, the string height is as indicated. If the bottom of the string it to the bottom of the line, your reading is 0.005" smaller.

    For those of us with metric gauges, the line height is 0.25 mm, as is also the case for steel rulers with 0.5 mm divisions.
    Last edited by DrKev; 02-26-2021 at 11:28 AM.
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    I have a few fancy gauges but never use them.

    I use the strings (depressed at the 1st and 15th frets) for setting the neck bow, and a standard small ruler in 64ths for bridge and pickup heights. Easy peasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    I have the D'Addario version and it's great. I've had cheaper ones too but their accuracy is hit and miss. And sometimes I'm happier with standard 6" steel engineers rule.

    The perfectionist in me is bothered by that one. I like that they include the line thickness BUT it looks like you should read to the bottom of the line, but you should in fact read at the top. By that I mean, if the bottom of the string is at the top of the line, the string height is as indicated. If the bottom of the string it to the bottom of the line, your reading is 0.005" smaller.

    For those of us with metric gauges, the line height is 0.25 mm, as is also the case for steel rulers with 0.5 mm divisions.
    DrKev, hahahahaha, well being a designer, I've already got the scale, so I'm good there, I was hoping for something longer in length since the scale I have is a small one and the width is proportional. Was just wondering is a tool similar to this is worth while from an overall stand point.

    PS, which D'Addorio one?

    Thanx, Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [2001 NAMM piece, 1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [NOS Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR with the 12th fret logo]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    I have a few fancy gauges but never use them.

    I use the strings (depressed at the 1st and 15th frets) for setting the neck bow, and a standard small ruler in 64ths for bridge and pickup heights. Easy peasy.
    Beej I was going to use my scale for the pickup height in the same way.

    Thanx, Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [2001 NAMM piece, 1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [NOS Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR with the 12th fret logo]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    Thanks Dr.Kev I used my points and got it free !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAIN27 View Post
    Thanks Dr.Kev I used my points and got it free !!!
    nice man good for you~!!!

    Glenn |B)
    Silhouette Special SSS in the first Fuschia Sparkle (Hardtail) [1/01/2002] [2001 NAMM piece, 1 of a kind from CLB]
    Silhouette Special HSS in Gold Sparkle (Hardtail) [7/12/2002] [Made for Matchbox 20]
    Albert Lee 3 MM90's in White Sparkle (Hardtail) [8/14/2001] [NOS Just pure awesomeness]
    Albert Lee HH in Black Sugar (Hartail) [1/06/2011] [BFR with the 12th fret logo]


    Like BP said in the Chapman video "You've got a room full of guitars, and no money!! @ 6:00"

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