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Warehouse Quality Top Deflection Gauge

  • £130.00

Takes guesswork out of neck resets and bridge work! Accurately measures the distance a soundboard has lowered after the guitar is unstrung. It's important to compensate for this distance when resetting a neck or when routing a bridge saddle slot. The gauge helps you avoid time-consuming trial-and-error. Note instruments not included!
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Top Deflection Gauge Details

Reset a neck without guesswork. The Top Deflection Gauge makes it easier to reset an unstrung acoustic guitar neck correctly. You can record a measurement at the bridge with the strings installed, and use a brace jack inside the guitar to restore the bridge to its exact original height when the strings are removed.

Perform bridge work more accurately. By using the gauge and a brace jack to simulate string tension, you can contour the bottom of a new bridge to more closely match the soundboard surface. When you rout the saddle slot, you'll know the bottom of the slot will be flat—that's important for good tone, and critical for undersaddle transducer pickups.

Keep your banjo sounding good: The gauge indicates banjo head deflection precisely—you can use it to record the head tension that makes your banjo sound its best.

Three holes in each end of the aluminum beam adapt the Top Deflection Gauge for a variety of soundboard widths, and a swiveling foot allows free-standing use. The dial indicator is super-accurate to .001", with adjustable zero point. The gauge measures 14" x 1" x 1/2" (355.6mm x 215.4mm x 12.7mm).

Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


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