CruzTools today announced a second generation of their popular GrooveTech Guitar/Bass Multi-Tool that significantly boosts functionality.
For optimal playability, electric guitars and basses require setup that includes truss rod, string height (action) and length (intonation), pickup height, and tremolo systems. Temperature, humidity, and handling can affect these adjustments and impact performance. It’s therefore important for musicians to frequently inspect their instruments and make simple corrections as needed.
The GrooveTech family of Guitar and Bass Player Tech Kits are designed for complete setup, but aren’t necessarily carried with the musician. CruzTOOLS introduced their first generation GrooveTech Multi-Tool in 2008 which has been very popular, but designers envisioned improvements and spent the last few years developing a second-generation multi-tool.
Like the original GrooveTech Multi-Tool, both metric and inch hex wrench sizes are included to address worldwide producers of guitars and basses, and all truss rod sizes are ball-end for easy access. Tool component material is professional-grade S2 steel with an attractive polished-chrome finish.
A number of improvements were made to the second generation. Firstly, a 5/16” socket is included for Gibson and other truss rod nuts. Two additional hex wrench sizes – 1/16” and 5mm – were added. A precision ruler with both inch and metric scales is provided. Finally, a special one-piece body allows easy rotation and storage of components. The result is a more capable and functional multi-tool for guitar and bass players that’s easily carried with the instrument. Utility and design patents are pending on the new tool.
Pricing is unchanged at $15.95 (Street), and is available now. Overall size increased only slightly to about 4” x 1.25” x 0.75” (95 x 34 x 187mm). Weight is approximately 5 ounces (140g).
“The first generation multi-tool has been very popular with retailers and musicians alike. Nobody complained about it.” stated Dan Parks, President of CruzTools. “But we saw the opportunity for further improvement, and were able to apply for several patents as well. We’re extremely happy with the result.”
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