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The 1 SPOT mA Meter (that’s “milliamp meter” for all you non-engineers), is a simple device for measuring the power consumption of your guitar pedals.

You’re probably used to seeing power supply outputs with ratings like “100mA”, which is the maximum that output can provide for a pedal. And you might have wondered whether it was enough to power your particular pedal(s). The mA Meter answers that question for you by showing exactly how much current your DC powered pedal really needs*.

No more scouring the Web for information about your pedals that might not even be accurate. Just plug your pedal into the mA Meter and see for yourself how much power it needs!

And as an added bonus, we’ve even thrown in a cable tester as part of the mA Meter… perfect for those last second cable checks at the gig.

*  Input voltage range: 9-24Vdc;  Max current displayed: 999ma











Bass Player Tech Kit

Not wanting to leave bass players out, we developed an alternate kit optimised for low-enders. The hex key set is matched to virtually all bass makes. Bass Kit has top-shelf tools that are lifetime guaranteed, and stored in a pouch that will fit into most gig bags. An Easy Setup Guide will make you comfortable with truss rod, action, pickup, and intonation adjustment. After a few setups, you’ll immediately know when a minor tweak is called for.









Guitar/Bass Multi-Tool

The first multi-tool for guitars and basses that’s actually useful, without unnecessary gimmicks. With this tool you are covered for most bridge, truss rod, and other adjustments. Includes four metric and three fractional hex keys, two Phillips screwdrivers, a 2.5mm slotted screwdriver, and ruler for setting action. Truss rod sizes are ball-end for easy access. All keys are pro-grade, using heat-treated S2 material with a polished chrome finish.









The Cruz Tools Stagehand Compact Tech Kit gives you everything you need for basic guitar set up and maintenance in a small and easy to carry package. You never know when issues may strike with your guitar such as neck bowing or something knocking your perfect set up out of place. Thanks to this kit though you can main your guitar wherever you are due to its small size and comprehensive tool selection.

Inside this kit you will find:

  1. 6x Inch Hex Bits

  2. 6x Metric Hex Bits

  3. 3x Socket Hex Bits

  4. 4x Screwdriver Hex Bits

  5. Screwdriver Style Bit Holder

  6. 15-Black Thickness Gauge with Integrated Ruler

  7. String Cutters

  8. Capo

  9. String Winder

That is everything you need to set up nearly any guitar from scratch including intonation, action, neck bow and anything else needed to get your guitar set up to your liking. No matter if you are a touring guitarist, gig locally or just like to play at home a well set up instrument will greatly improve your guitar playing experience and being to do it anytime is a huge advantage.

Here's what Cruz Tools say about the Stagehand Compact Tech Kit

Our GrooveTech series kits are the ultimate for guitar and bass players, but weren't designed to be very portable. Our new Stagehand kit addresses this, with no loss in capability and at a modest price to boot! Central to the concept is a 19-piece magnetic bit set and screwdriver-style bit holder, with both inch and metric hex wrenches, screwdrivers, and sockets to handle virtually any make and model of guitar or bass. A capo and 15-blade thickness gauge with integrated ruler permit neck measurement, which is essential to proper truss rod adjustment. Also included are downsized string cutters and a string winder. Everything fits into an uber-compact pouch that is ready to hit the road.



GrooveTech Truss Rod Drivers

Vintage-style truss rod nuts have very thin yet wide slots and are made of unhardened steel, so normal slotted screwdrivers will cause damage – as evidenced on many vintage guitars and basses. We developed two screwdrivers specifically for this application. Proper adjustment involves removal of the neck for full nut access, and our Standard Driver provides firm contact over the entire slot width for damage-free adjustment. The Cheater Driver™ allows quick minor adjustment without removing the neck (please see below)




CHEATER DRIVER™ USE RECOMMENDATIONS

Thank you for your interest in the GrooveTech™ Cheater Driver! You've probably grown weary of removing the neck every time truss rod adjustments are needed, or like many others have attempted adjustment without neck removal.

The Cheater Driver was designed for minor adjustments without neck removal on most vintage-style guitar and bass truss rod nuts. In order to have the best results, you should prepare your instrument and understand limitations of the tool.

A little background is in order. Early Fender guitars and basses use a "cross screw" nut for truss rod adjustment, which has two slots arranged in a crossing pattern. Cross screw fasteners achieved popularity during the early 20th century because a second slot was provided in case the first became damaged. Early Fender designers may have seen this as beneficial, especially since modern hex drive nuts weren't yet available. In addition to older instruments, many vintage reproduction guitars and basses make use of cross screw nuts.

Adjustment of cross screw nuts presents several problems. Nuts are made of unhardened steel which is soft and easily damaged. Slots tends to be very thin, yet the nut is approximately 3/8" (9mm) wide. As a result, standard slotted screwdrivers don't properly fit. Large slotted screwdrivers would be preferred due to greater width, but their tips are typically too thick to fit into the nut's slot. Smaller screwdrivers may provide a better fit but only contact a small portion of the slot with damage likely after several uses. For best-case adjustment of cross screw nuts, CruzTOOLS developed the GrooveTech Standard Truss Rod Driver, with a tip designed to firmly fit into the entire slot width. If you have a cross-screw equipped instruments, this should be in your tool box.

While we recommend removal of the neck and use of our Standard Driver, there's times when quick minor adjustments are desired. We developed the Cheater Driver for this purpose, with the same tip profile as our Standard Driver but reduced to 4mm width to fit the exposed portion of the slot. Since adjustments will be made with the neck attached, a long 175mm shaft allows easy access to the nut and an oversized handle provides necessary grip for the relatively high torques needed.

Recommendations for Use

1. Your truss rod and nut should be in good working order - this should not be the first time you've made a truss rod adjustment!
2. If you haven't done so recently, remove the neck and then remove the nut. Inspect the cavity and clean it out using a dry Q-Tip cotton swab. Apply one drop of machine oil or a very small dab of petroleum jelly to nut threads for smooth rotation.
3. When properly adjusted, the nut face should be approximatley flush with the neck butt. If it's recessed, there may be other problems such as compressed wood which should be evaluated by a professional guitar technician.
4. Adjust the neck for proper relief (curvature) using our Standard Truss Rod Driver. Our GrooveTech Guitar or Bass Player Tech Kits can also be very helpful in measuring for proper relief . This may take several rounds of neck removal, adjustment, and replacement, but it's necessary. You'll now have a baseline set-up and be ready for future minor adjustments using the Cheater Driver.
5. Keep in mind that you're adjusting using only a 4mm wide portion of a soft metal slot. Since you're forcing a change in neck curvature, resistance is high - especially if you're tightening the nut (which flattens the neck). The result is that a number of factors work against damage-free adjustment so care must be exercised.
6. Nut slots vary in width and depth. In general, vintage nuts tends to be more narrow and deep while reproduction nuts have wider slots and shallow depth. We took this into consideration when designing the Cheater Drive tip profile. Regardless, its very important that the tip firmly fits into the exposed slot. If you experience excessive free play, you should probably remove the neck and use our Standard Driver for adjustment.
7. Place the tip in the outside half of the slot so that the entire tip is in contact with nut material.
8. Make small adjustments at a time without forcing nut movement. A firm, steady force works best.
9. If your nut has been chewed up from previous use, you probably should remove the neck and use our Standard Driver to prevent further damage.

The Cheater Driver is a useful addition to your tool box. With that said, CruzTOOLS recommends use of the Standard Driver whenever possible. CruzTOOLS isn't responsible for damage from use of the Cheater Driver, so please use with care and common sense.



GUITAR PILLOW





This specially made hard foam block is ideal for sitting under the neck of you bass when changing strings or servicing and fits in your gig bag!










Hercules HA206 - Guitar maintenance cradle

 

Tools and set up


Bass Player Tech Kit - £44.99

Stagehand Tech Kit - £28.99

Bass Multi Tool- £12.99

Vintage truss Tool- £8.99

Guitar pillow - £13.50

Hercules HA206 Neck cradle - £10

One Spot mA meter - £35

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