Re: what i found under my nut shim
I haven't been active lately, my mother in law has early onset Alzheimers at the age of 55 and she's in pretty bad shape already. So I don't get much web time anymore, maybe it'll get better soon when they get an all-day caregiver. Right now there's no one there all day when my father in law is at work.
Silicone is usually used during truss rod installation. Once it's in its too late. But if a rod is really rattling or causing trouble, you can try to get some pure unthinned boiled linseed oil in there. It coats everything and then never dries hard. It stays gummy. So it's almost like adding silicone after the fact. But it's hard to get it in there. It's easier on an Ibanez with the center wood strip missing. You can inject it with a glue injector. A needle won't flow linseed oil. You can also use those injectors you get with printer cartridge refills. You don't need to soak it, just get it so it runs down there. But then you have to leave it for a few days because linseed otherwise some might drip out while you're at your gig. You can also get in there from the heel if you know where to drill the hole.
I've only been back here a couple times in the last several months, and one time the whole site was exploded! If any of you guys have to e-mail me I'll get back to those in due time.