Tools

PadBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, Vintage Spacing
Colors Available:
Padboard featuring a 0.15” vintage spacing. This spacing is great for vintage-style builds and more easily accommodates axial capacitors and other larger sized vintage parts like resistors and transistors. The board has a 20x10 grid of pads and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. Each square pad is HASL coated making soldering easier than most protoboards and also ensures a long shelf life. Features:
  • High-quality 1.6mm FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board
  • 1oz/ft2 copper weight
  • HASL coated square shaped pads
  • 20 x 10 holes
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.99
Staking Tool Set - Anvil and Punch, for Eyelets and Turrets
Staking tool set that includes both the anvil and swage/punch. The set works with standard turret and eyelet sizes commonly used in amplifiers. The anvil also can be used with Y style turrets.
$12.55
Fret Polishing Rubber - Erases Fine Scratches & Marks
Package of 2
Make your frets shine with this fret polishing rubber. Erases fine scratches and marks. Set of 2. Because of the softness of the rubber, the polisher fits to fret arch perfectly and keeps the fingerboard damage to a minimum. Easy to cut for delicate fret work. This is a great rust remover and polisher!
Available in 1000 (tan), 400 (red), or 180 (blue) grit.
$13.95
Desoldering Pump - Atten, AT-E33A, Solder Removal Tool
Atten AT-E33A heavy duty desoldering pump. This pump’s design provides a high vacuum force especially helpful for clearing circuit boards in rework jobs and field repair. Features
  • Piston with double oil seals
  • Handle delivers comfortable grip and non-slip function.
  • Compact size
  • Anti-rust spring
  • Built-in tip for easy replacement
  • Quick and easy cleaning
$6.99
Soldering Iron Tip - Weller, hollow core, screwdriver type, ET Series
Genuine Weller screw driver (chisel) style tips for use with all ET Series compatible soldering irons. The screwdriver style is great for soldering through hole components. The flatted tip makes it easy to make contact with both the solder pad and component lead. These tips are an excellent choice for use with the S-TWE1010 soldering station.
  • Sensor hole in the base of tip is fitted with a stainless steel liner
  • Prevents the tip from seizing to the sensor
$5.94
Adjustment Tool - Bourns Trimpots, H-90
Bourns trimmer adjustment tool. This tool is compatible with both the R-VT96Y-X multiturn trimmers and the R-VT62P-X single turn trimmers. The recessed end is especially helpful when used with the 3296Y trimmers to avoid slipping off of the screw adjuster. Features
  • Meets UL 94V-0
  • Pocket clip
  • For use on most trimmer shafts/rotors
  • Recessed end for use with extended shafts
  • RoHS compliant
$4.95
Bias Master™ - TAD, tube tester, with 4 probes
Bias Master™ system BM4 Measures Bias current of the vacuum tubes in your amp. Includes 4 probes and english/german operation manual. The Bias Master™ allows you to monitor the bias current safely and easily. While adjusting the Bias control pot of your amp, the Bias Master™ shows the actual result. This lets you set and evaluate the full reasonable biasing range your amp and tubes offer to find and set your personal perfect choice.
$228.95
Soldering iron tip - Weller, conical, ST Series
Restore the performance of your soldering iron by replacing the tip. Replacement for S-TWP35 and S-TWLC100.
  • ST Series Tips: Will fit the SP40L / SP40N series irons as well as the WP25, WP30, WP35, WLC100 series tools
  • Precision ground copper tips are plated with iron, nickel and chromium
  • ST7 - .031" / 0.79 mm diameter Conical tip
  • Tinned with Lead Free alloy
$5.97
Fret Hammer - Twin Heads, for delicate work
Precision luthier hammer with wooden handle. Dual sided head has a steel end and a plastic end to allow for delicate work. Can be used for applications such as ensuring a proper fret fitting.
Starting at $19.50
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.04” x 1.55”, 0.1” Spacing, Phenolic Board
Stripboard made with a phenolic substrate. Phenolic boards are found in many vintage electronics before the use of fiberglass became common. This stripboard features standard 0.1” (2.54mm) spacing. The board has a 30x15 grid (15 strips) and easily fits into 1590BB style enclosures and larger vintage-style fuzz enclosures. Each strip is gold coated making soldering easier than most protoboards and also ensures a long shelf life. Features:
  • High-quality 1.6mm phenolic circuit board
  • Gold coated strips
  • 30 x 15 holes (15 strips)
  • 3.04” x 1.55”
$2.75
Sandpaper - Kovax rolled, 1400 x 64 mm, Self-Adhesive
1.4m, Self adhesive type, 64mm width for S-T229-X sanding blocks.
Starting at $5.25
Power String Winder - Duck's Deluxe, color may vary
Fits any adjustable drill or adjustable screwdriver. One size for: guitars, bass, banjos, mandolins, steel guitars, dobros, jazz boxes, etc.
  • Precision molded solid body
  • No more manual winding ... string your instrument in minutes!
  • Direct drive to the tuning keys
  • Plastic, will not scratch tuner buttons.
  • The ultimate restringing tool for effortless string replacement

Color pictured is an example. Actual color may vary
$4.15
Soldering Iron Tip - Weller, screwdriver type, ST Series
Genuine Weller screw driver (chisel) style tips for use with all ST Series compatible soldering irons. The screwdriver style is great for soldering through hole components and many other situations. The flatted tip makes it easy to make contact with both the solder pad and component lead. These tips are an excellent choice for use with the S-TWLC100 soldering station.
For use with Weller Irons: SP40N, WP25, WP30, and WP35; and WLC100 station
Starting at $5.95
Tip Cleaner - Wire Type for Soldering Irons
Coiled metal wire type tip cleaner for use with soldering irons. The metal wire cleaner requires no water which reduces temperature drops in the tip compared to using a sponge. The black metal holder is dome shaped to reduce airborne solder droplets when cleaning. The holder has a detachable top and bottom to easily empty when necessary.
$8.64
Soldering Flux - Caig, non-spill Rosin Flux
Low residue, no-spill. Thermal stability enabling excellent wetting and reduced carbonization at soldering temperature. No-clean flux can be removed by wiping with a cloth or with cleaning solvent. Nonflammable and non corrosive. Recommended for electrical and electronic soldering applications.
Starting at $8.05
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.94” x 3.15”, Mounting Holes
ST2 StripBoard is a prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern. Tracks run the length of the board. The long tracks are convenient for power and ground rails, and for signal buses. Strips can be cut as needed to make smaller tracks and circuit pads. It has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits and headers and other parts. ST2 has higher quality than traditional stripboard. The holes are drilled, not punched. The base material is high-quality FR4 glass epoxy board. It has better stability and moisture resistance than boards using phenolic or SRBP (synthetic resin bonded paper), which can warp with exposure to humidity. Features
  • Standard stripboard pattern, with tracks running the length of the board.
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
$4.75
Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Insta-Cure Gap Filling
Bob Smith Industries™ Insta-Cure+™ Medium Gap Filling Cyanoacrylate. A must have for luthiers! Insta-Cure+™ is a higher viscosity CA for loose fitting joints in which the adhesive must bridge gaps or the parts to be glued don’t fit perfectly. Medium viscosity super glue is the most common glue used in many luthiery applications due to it’s cure time and viscosity. Recommended for binding repair and small poly finish touch ups. Normally, the thicker CA is applied to one surface and then the parts are held tightly together for about 5 to 15 seconds. For large surface areas, including those with close fitting joints such as laminations, INSTA-CURE+ ™ should also be used. To prevent premature curing, don’t spread the glue into a thin film. Lay down a serpentine bead with about 1" separations on one surface, then assemble the parts, letting the pressure spread the CA out. To speed up curing time use the Insta-Set accelerator!
Starting at $6.50
Staking Tool - for Eyelets and Turrets
Turret staking tool for use with our turrets (S-HTUR-SG-2X, S-HTUR-SG-3X, S-HTUR-PR-3S).
For anvil see S-T1717
For smaller staking tool, see S-T1714
Directions:
  • Drill 1/8" hole
  • Insert eyelet
  • Flip board over on to a hard service
  • Center staking tool over the eyelet
  • Strike staking tool with hammer to clamp eyelet to board
$14.39
Fret Cutter - 190mm, for Trimming Fret Wire
Fret Cutters. Use to trim the ends of new fret wire close to the fingerboard without leaving marks. Made in Japan. Dimensions:
  • 190 mm total length
  • 27 mm jaw width
$38.95
PadBoard - Double Sided, Plated Holes, 3.15” x 1.97”
Prototyping circuit board that has a general purpose pad-per-hole pattern making it great for general purpose analog and digital use. It is a double-sided board with plated holes, which allows components to be easily soldered to either side of the board. A square pad is provided every 5th hole, which makes it easy to align components on the top and bottom of the board. An anti-tarnish coating protects the copper for a long shelf-life and provides easy soldering.
For fastening your project to a surface see our adhesive standoffs (S-H190)
Features:
  • Pad-per-hole prototyping board with plated-thru holes. A square pad every 5th hole makes it easy to align components on top and bottom.
  • Double-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board with plated holes. Components can be soldered to either side.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
  • 31 x 19 holes, 0.037" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. Four 0.125” mounting holes.
  • Size 1 = 1.97 x 3.15in (50 x 80mm), 1/16" thick (1.6mm)
$3.15
Alignment Kit - GC Electronics, for CB
Package of 8
Contains
  • 5009 Duplex no-metal screwdriver
  • 5097 K-tran tool
  • 8271 core aligner
  • 8282 Zenith alignment tool
  • 9091 hex iron core tool
  • 9440 transistor tool
  • 8276 Duplex aligner
  • 9304 double end tool
$19.95
On Backorder
Tool - GrooveTech, Jack / Pot Tool
Instrument and amp jacks are notorious for coming loose. And with a shallow nut and recessed cavity, access can be challenging. Until now, that is. The GrooveTech Jack and Pot Wrench provides three thin-wall sockets - ½", 7/16", and 12mm - in a compact four-inch tool to handle the most common sizes of jacks and pots on instruments, amps, and other audio gear. Add a dab of threadlocker, and you'll probably never have to deal with that loose jack again. Sockets are pro-grade with a dazzling polished chrome finish.
$16.95
String Spreader - for fret work without unstringing
Package of 2
Those of us who don’t want to fully remove that new set of strings to do some quick spot work on the fret board or nut will love this simple yet effective tool. Simply loosen your strings and place the string spreaders underneath the guitar neck. Bring the strings off the neck and latch them underneath the spreader's ends to allow for quick and easy fret-board work without the need to unstring your instrument. These string spreaders will quickly become a must have in your toolbox!
  • Make room for cleaning, polishing or spot work on frets without removing strings
  • Made of brass with a soft, finish safe, rubber coating
$8.95
Adhesive - Bob Smith Industries, Extender Tip for Glue
Package of 6
Bob Smith Industries ™ Extender Tip for CA glues. This extender tip can be used with all viscosities (Thin,Medium,Extra Thick) of cyanoacrylate that we offer from Bob Smith Industries™ and is compatible with both available sizes (1oz and 2oz) Extender tips can help you reach difficult spaces and control the flow of glue for more precise application.
  • Helps focus glue stream
  • Works with all three CA glue viscosities
  • Package of 6
$3.55