New Gear Review: CruzTOOLS Stagehand Compact Tech Kit

GroovetechCruzTOOLS’ new Stagehand™ Compact Tech Kit is a no-brainer for all guitar and bass players who are interested in keeping their instruments in perfect playing condition using this set of proper tools.

The Stagehand Compact Tech Kit come in a durable canvas zip-up pouch measuring 7” x 2” x 2”—carry it in your guitar case. It starts with a 19-piece magnetic bit set and screwdriver-style bit holder that includes: hex wrenches, screwdrivers, and sockets in both inch and metric sizes that’ll cover all makes and models of guitars and basses.

There is a capo and a precision set of 15-blade thickness gauges with integrated ruler for neck relief measurement and truss rod adjustments. The included GrooveTech String Cutter, string winder and bit holder all fit my small hands perfectly.

I own a couple of guitars and they occasionally need some love—now I have all the right size bits to fit every screw.

The CruzTOOLS Stagehand Compact Tech Kit carries a street price of $34.95 MSRP.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. http://barryrudolph.com