An adapter used to change the angle of the bolt-on neck of a guitar
To match the neck of the guitar, it is made of maple
Rather than the typical homemade "guitar pick" neck joint shims that leave a gap in the neck, these tapered shims cover the entire heel of the neck.
This is a common repair you can do quickly with these on hand
There are three hardwood shims in the following tapers in the set I am 25 years old. The taper angle is 0 degrees. Tapers of one degree and two degrees The degree of
Questions & Answers
Where can you find out if a neck brace is needed?
As for my guitar, it was not playable in any way Although the saddles were raised as high as they would go, the strings were buzzing at the 20th fret. It was impossible to get a neck angle that was not too high because of the straight neck. Using a 1/2 degree adjuster, I shifted the neck forward and lowered the strings, and I was able to rock again. Please accept my sincere thanks.
Are there any plans to add it to the SquierStrat ?
As far as the bolt spacing is concerned, yes. The neck should be properly set up and the action (string height) should be adjusted first. You can't figure out whether a shim is needed if you don't check that first.
The neck angle can be changed by changing the direction of these if one happens to use them?
It was pretty easy to experiment with them, and they proved to be quite effective.
Does anyone have any experience with these on an EVH Wolfgang (Fender ?
I am not sure how it works. Although I used the EH, I also used a Fender EVH. With 25 degrees on a fender MIM Jaguar, the tilt was just the right amount to get the bridge easily off the body and to allow the bridge to be lower (the neck pocket was made Here is the. It was too much of an increase in angle after shims were added of 5 degrees.
Selected User Reviews For StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar, Made of Solid Maple, For Bolt-on Neck, Shaped, Set of 3
I needed it to do what I needed it to do
I did not find it too cheap, but it did what I needed it to do. ***I played a guitar that had a neck that was way too far forward, which caused the intonation to be so off. In my opinion, I would need to shimm the neck so that it would line up more closely with the body, so I thought I would need more adjustment on the bridge than what I had. In the end, I sanded down the heel after simply slapping it in, because my neck was too high for the strings to reach (even with the action ALL the way up), so it actually fit better once I sanded it I was able to actually get the strings to not sit on the frets, even though the height is still a bit high. Once I set the action [somewhat] appropriately, the guitar's intonation immediately improved.
I still need to sand the heel a bit more and then I need to adjust the action a little bit more to get it to be perfect. Just wanted to see if the guitar could be salvaged and it appears that it There is still some work to be done, but I think I can make it better.
| Apr 23, 2021
You can get them on Amazon for cheaper than through Stew Mac directly
Even though these are a bit pricey, when you need to adjust the angle of the neck, these are definitely the way to go! Get accurate results and a secure connection between the neck and the body (do not use plastic shims or matchbooks). As I'm on tour, I always carry a set of these with me in order to properly set my neck angle while I'm playing. ).
| Feb 22, 2021
It does exactly what it says it will do
My first thought was that these little pieces of wood might not work to correct my high-pressure problems Despite reading the reviews, I continued to have a problem with action. It's good to be There were two of them, so I had to use both The number 5 is since I raised the whole bridge, it was only necessary to adjust the saddle action. This is my go-to set up for correcting this issue on another guitar should it ever occur to me.
And contrary to what some other reviewers experienced, my shipment came in without any damage at all. As a matter of fact, I had concerns about damaging the items by taking them out of their containers.
| May 25, 2021
It is broken, but it can be repaired and used
We ordered these to shim the neck of a G&G gas generator This is a tribute to the Legacy of L. Setting up the guitar, I found the neck tipped to one side and I could not lower the action as I would have liked. A thick line of pait could be seen on one edge of the neck pocket after removing the neck. By removing, a neck pocket would have been damaged and the situation would have worsened. Upon receiving these, I found all 3 to be cracked in multiple As the grain of the shims runs longitudinally, cracks can be seen. There were several fibers holding the shim together across the cracks, rather than breaking it apart. After dabbing glue on each end and using a steady hand, I was able to use these. The thickness variation from end to end is very precise, but when I opened one, I found a crack that will prevent me from purchasing Now that I have a smoke player of a guitar I am able to fix all three and use the one I need.
| Apr 14, 2021
I found my three shims to not be I did manage to make it work, though
During my build of the Jackson DXMG, the 5° shim worked best. In addition to the nice angle, the height was enough so that the Floyd Rose floats on top. As for the thickest one (1°), I would have used it to get a little more height, but its high E side was half the thickness as its low E side, so it appears to have been bent while going through the saw. This proved too much when two were stacked. My expectation was that these wooden shims would be flawless since they cost $35. That was not the case. I did not get my guitar playing the way I wanted, but I got what I I gave it 4 stars since it did what it was supposed to do. It was impossible to use one of the shims.
| Jan 12, 2021
This is a genius idea that might work for some guitars if they fit closely An angle on the neck needed to be added to a garage sale special
The black necks were ordered after I did some online research and fit perfectly with the Telecaster As I mentioned, the size of the holes on my neck were not close to those on the belt. In any case, the guitar has an older Telecaster neck that was attached to an Aria Gibson 335 style body from the 60's. Because I am a woodworker, I decided to make my own shims. Lastly, I needed to raise the neck some, which meant using a thicker shim with even a bit more tilt. A few hardwood scraps, a hand plane that is well tuned, and a sanding block were enough for me to make a shim and work it until it was perfect. Although, I've learned a lot as a result of buying and testing these things. It is unlikely that I would have been brave enough to try making them had I not purchased these first. They were an important part of my process and I have no regrets from purchasing them. A nice setup, with great intonation, is on the guitar, although the guitar is not the easiest to play.
| Dec 27, 2020
It's essential for the perfect setup of your Jaguar or Jazzmaster
Fender's offset models usually require a shim to get them set up right. So, when I bought a new Player Jaguar, I knew it would need one. I've used cardboard cereal boxes to make shims before, and these work well most of the time, but they do leave a gap where you bolt on the neck, and I only really liked doing that with my cheap guitars because I won't have them for very Considering I'll probably have this Jaguar for the rest of my life, I figured I'd better do it right in order to avoid developing a kink in my neck quite a few decades from now. The shim fit perfectly into the neck slot, and after I added the neck back on, the action of my guitar is just perfect. There are no fret buzzes, no dead frets, no plinky noises, just a beautiful, resonating tone. You should definitely check it out!.
| May 20, 2021
I received what I ordered
Despite their high price, you can always trust the quality of their products. It is always faster for me to order through Amazon instead of direct. Also, I don't need to pay for It is rare that I shimm a neck, but using a shim occasionally on an old or custom guitar can be the best option. This set of shims is of high quality. Everything was perfectly packaged when they arrived. With these, sustain was not affected in any way. Once the wire is installed, you might need to trim it with a knife, but that's not complicated. There needs to be a change in the packaging to allow you to order the pitch you need because I have 2 shims left over I probably won't As a result, this is a $35 dollar shim that has to be passed on to the The packaging cost made it difficult for us to give five stars.
| Jan 06, 2021