He was apologetic (when he didn’t need to be) about his shop’s wait time, and he kept in touch throughout the process just to make me feel comfortable. Or a sandpaper strip, glued to neck pocket with craft spray adhesive. Had a full stainless steel refret done on my Superstrat. Maybe best of all I didn’t feel like I was being stared at down the nose, as is often the case in Nashville. These shims enable third party necks to fit late model Fender Strats and Tele’s and Jazz type Basses. Get it as soon as Wed, Nov 25. Ordered these to shim the neck of a G&L Legacy Tribute. He responded back to my initial inquiry very quickly with an obvious wealth of knowledge. But I think a 1cm shim might just make your action a wee bit too low. Greg is an perfectionist and an artist. I found Greg at Aperio via Google, and read all the entries on his informative site. Can’t say enough good things about the whole experience. CURRENT HOURSPlease call for appointment! Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by franvarin, Dec 30, 2017. I cannot recommend Greg's work strongly enough. I am ecstatic with the work and I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to send him others. I’ve hated making these shims in the past and being able to buy them is one less source of stress. Using this method the entire pocket is connected with the body, not just the front and the shim. Local luthiers in my area had outrageous prices or just flat-out seemed disinterested in working on my guitar. I'm likely going to try a level full pocket shim to raise the neck a bit and see what that does. TalkBass utilizes technology from Skimlinks that may give us a small affiliate commission on purchases made via links on our site. I went to Aperio to refret one of my guitars and. No one does a better job than Aperio. Tone is like religion. When he discovered that the wire gauge I requested may not be the best option, he contacted me immediately with his thoughts and I went with his suggestions. Typically, people will make a shim from a piece of cardboard, (business card), plastic (old credit card/guitar pick) or wood (lolly sticks or similar) and will insert it between the back pair of neck-screws and the end of the pocket. Either one works great, and because they're textured, they grip the neck and keep it from shifting side-to-side. 4.7 out of 5 stars 38. 3. lo&behold I ended up taking most of my guitars for this service! These shims enable third party necks to fit late model Fender Strats and Tele’s and Jazz type Basses. The Shop Set of 12 includes one each of every size, shape and taper: 3 shaped shims for guitar 3 shaped for bass 3 blank shims for guitar 3 blank shims for bass Made of solid maple to match the guitar neck. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Here is a link to one of the articles that makes the claim that a partial shim causes the neck to warp over time. This guitar had grown to be quite precious to me, and I wanted to get it some help. The guitar is unplayable even with the saddles raised to their maximum height. When setting up this guitar I found the neck was slightly tipped to one side and could not lower action to my liking. Highly recommended for stainless steel re-frets. CNC cut for accuracy. Thanks for the response. Greg was completely transparent, sending me photos of the guitar upon arrival and then more photos as he got to work. Supporting Members list unlimited gear with no listing fees in the Classifieds, get instant Keyword Alerts, and get Free Shipping at the TalkBass Store. Fig. Boy, let me tell you something. Now it sounds fantastic, the resonant feedback is gone (don’t ask me how, but it is), and it is much easier to play without the divots in the frets. And it's such a tiny change you won't even notice it other than you will be able to set the action lower. It’s perfect. A full-pocket neck shim can correct a neck … That's a myth. Also, a shim should always be positioned directly over the screw holes. Removing would have damaged the neck pocket and worsened matters. This is best done in pairs....  using a neck plate to get the spacing correct - from the existing holes, or, just be real careful to drill the new (smaller) holes right on center of the dowels you used. $23.00 $ 23. I'll have to pick some of that from my local hobby store and try it. He also found fault with a certain switch, and immediately told me how he would handle it. Under the heel of a bolt-on neck where it butts against the neck pocket. Monday thru Saturday CLOSED Sunday, Absolutely the best. For Sale: Bass Guitar Strings and Accessories, The TB Bazaar: Gear For Sale from our Sponsors, For Sale: Double Bass Amps, Strings & Accessories, Wanted: Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories, Wanted: Double Basses, Amps & Accessories, Guitar Shop 101: How to Shim a Bolt-on Neck | Premier Guitar, Warmoth Custom Guitar Parts - Bass Neck Pocket, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. In this column, we’ll learn how to fix a neck angle that’s too low. I'm not calling into question the collective wisdom in this thread, just providing some of the info I tripped across when researching this topic. 3). It's exactly what needs to be done. If the neck pocket is too deep then glue the maple to the neck pocket as others have said. He is the best. These wood shims are cut on a CNC to insure they fit the neck pocket and the bolt holes align properly. Completely satisfied and heartily recommended. ). Greg relayed his findings after receipt of the 335-S, made his remarks, and I told him to go with what he felt was right because he has the experience I lack. WHY!!?? This neck angle is too high. Two luthiers told me they would need to. maple dowel would be good (hard stuff). A shim when referred to guitar neck usage is for all intents and purposes a thin spacer. replaced the nut and raised the E and A just a bit.

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