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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar
DescriptionStewMac Neck Shims for Guitar
Tapered maple shims used to change the angle of a bolt-on neck.
To change the angle of a bolt-on neck, players and repair shops have used shims for years. We've seen everything from matchbook covers to guitar picks stuck in neck joints.
Those kinds of shims create an unwanted gap under the heel of the neck: a dead air space where humidity condenses to swell the wood. As Dan Erlewine describes in his Guitar Player Repair Guide: "This gap may caus
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Discussed in I can't lower the bridge saddles any further, is the next stage to shim the neck? in the TalkBass community
Functionally I'm sure you're just fine, but if it bothers you, and you don't have a friend who's good with a bandsaw, the fine folks at Stewmac will be happy to sell you a full pocket wood shim that you can trim with a knife. StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar - StewMac ... more
I'm a little late to the party here, but maybe someone will benefit down the line. I just ordered these shims directly from Ernie Ball to use on my new-to-me Stingray Special 5 HH. They come in 3 different thicknesses and cost me all of $7.99 with shipping. They fit around the neck screw holes - I'm guessing they're the ... ... more