2020 sucks (Issue is not the wrench but the threads inside the saddle.) 2020 sucks Thanks to all the surf bands, past and present. Needless to say, this is an imperfect solution. tubeswell, I've made SO many shims like the one you did and crumble posted......It's fun when they're almost done and then they split......Ha Ha. I do however insert a small spongy rubber spacer between the strings and the tremolo base to dampen sympathetic drone notes and that helps the sustain a bit. Novamax, I have seen that article warning about shims in my research, but the deciding factor for me is that I'm using a $270 Squier (that I think sounds great, but if after 10 years the neck warps a little, it won't be the end of the world). FENDER MARINE Discussion in 'Squier Offset Guitars' started by greenreverb, Mar 31, 2015. I glued up a quadruple laminate of veneers of increasing lengths to make a wedge, sanded it flat on the stepped side and glued that into the pocket with clamps. I would recommend against that. Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab. Colophon. Bringing this thread back up for a question, I've never shimmed a guitar in my life. And, of course, you'll need a slightly wider cut for the wound strings. Thanks! This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. I never went by factory recommendations. Do you only file the groove channel itself or do you actually file down the raised portion between two grooves on the saddle for a deeper pocket? X-Rays (1997-2004) Ideally a Mosrite bridge should be somewhere between 0 and 1/4 inch off the body tailpice. would a link to an r-rated video with a good tune be out of line here? It is now the lowest action Mosrite I have ever played. 226 days ago, CreepBeat: New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Jazzmaster neck-pocket shim thickness • New Topic. Did I mention that I still like big blonde amps? 2 credit cards is quite a bit IMHO, I've used as many as 5 business cards and felt OK about it. The Mariners (1964-present) http://themarinerssurf.wordpress.com/ 165 days ago, Clint: Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. International shipping paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Just the channel, not the raised part. I’d like to get a proper shim but it’s worked out alright the past year, definitely helped. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. Stack up several at the very end of the neck pocket closest to the pickups. Please visit our friends in the surf music community: Contact Us • Happy offset. Privacy Policy • The seller has specified an extended handling time for this item. I will use some of my daughter's black nail polish to finish as you suggest! I know I could do this by shimming the neck further (maybe going to 2 x credit card thickness)and adjusting the intonation etc. Please allow additional time if international delivery is subject to customs processing. Thanks! Let us know how you are making out.......with the guitar! helloooooo! It won't. "My Jazzmaster needed a better string break angle over the bridge. Instead of shimming the neck on my Japanese Jaguar, I sanded an angle into the neck pocked. Much thinner than a credit card and you just have to fiddle with it a bit. Goto Page: 1 2 Next. DISCLAIMER: The above is opinion/suggestion only & should not be used for mission planning/navigation, tweaking of instruments, beverage selection, or wardrobe choices. When you say you make the length of the shim equal to the width of the neck, do you just make it wide enough to fit between the neck bolts or do you put holes in the shim for the bolts? I appreciate you checking for me. I have got hold of some feeler gauges and tried out the gap measurements, I have a very high string at seventh to tenth fret way more than .010" (0.25mm) ,It looks like at least twice that. “Surf Music Videos” channel on YouTube. My strat(with floyd ) needed an angled neck pocket, and I shimmed it with 4 brass inserts, about the thickness of a penny. I used a piece of scrap maple and made a wedged shaped spacer which covered almost the entire floor of the neck pocket. I have ordered some jeweler's files just in case, but if my strings (especially the E and A) can stay put through some serious picking after the shim, I'll probably leave the saddles as they are. It worked quite well and the tone was improved. past contests. Thanks Bob, I have read some trustworthy opinions like yours about shimming and I'm inclined (no pun intended) to agree. Takes a bit of time but it's worth it. Do you use any kind of adhesive to keep the shim layers in place while making a slant, or just keep it balanced until you screw the neck back on? Minimum monthly payments are required. You can trim along the lasered line to fit the shim to a pocket with a flat heel, like a Tele. I actually use a cross grain multi ply maple for a lot of them for durability. Attention, repair shops: making a quality shim takes time! Since the shim is now permanently part of the body there is no limit to the thickness it can have. Thanks Woody. I make the length of the shim equal the width of the neck making sure it will sit flat in the pocket. No additional import charges at delivery! To properly shim a neck, the neck must be removed from the neck pocket of the body. Neck Angle Ensuring the proper amount of neck angle relative to the body is essential to getting the most out of your offset guitar. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. What causes a neck angle that’s too low?