Universe with factory full-pocket neck shim? - Jemsite
Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models For discussion of Ibanez JEM, Universe and JS (Satriani) guitars only.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 60
Universe with factory full-pocket neck shim?

Hi guys,

First post, but I'm a bit of a 7-string Ibanez fan (I have four with another UV supposedly being delivered tomorrow...).

Anyway, I just picked up a '97 UV7SBK (silver dot UV). The guitar has a full-pocket neck shim, maybe 1/16 think, that looks like it's brown ABS plastic. I haven't yet pulled off the pickguard, but I think the shim may be necessary to give enough clearance for the 21-24 fret extension over the body. I tried to get it out, but it's stuck pretty well. Not sure if it's glued in or held in by paint.

Is this from the factory?

Kind of funny in an "Inception" type of way (or a Pimp My Ride kind of way...), but there's a shim on the shim: there was a small, thin piece of paper on top of this plastic shim, right at the bridge-side of the neck pocket.

Anyway, just curious if anyone's seen anything like this? The guitar sounds and plays great with the exception of one or two quirks that I'm trying to iron out, so I don't think the shim is negatively impacting anything. I just seems odd.

Thanks!
cardinal is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
shim , universe , uv7sbk

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: Universe body w/old school neck pocket Dragianni Classified Ads: Ibanez JEM/UV Guitars 1 05-15-2014 04:51 AM
Neck pocket shim. Donovan Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 14 09-11-2013 07:21 PM
WTB: Full nut shim .25mm for Top Lok III axel_f Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 1 06-10-2012 12:29 AM
Do I need to shim my neck pocket? fwd0120 Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 6 04-16-2011 11:17 AM
Universe neck pocket and fingerboard specs? GuitarMaestro Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 0 03-03-2004 01:41 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome