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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-05-2004, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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neck shimming

Yo, newbie here I've scalloped the maple neck on my RG550, no I've refittef it on the body and strung it up, when fretting notes and pulling the whammy up I get the notes choking, do I need to put a shim under the neck, all my other RG's are Ok, I have another 4 including one with LED's o the fretmarkers.
Any help/advice would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 01:25 AM
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Re: neck shimming

how low is the bridge? check out ibanez rules for info they are a great help
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 06:41 AM
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Re: neck shimming

Maybe put your bridge a bit higher. I call pull up to 6 half notes up now that I put my strin/bridge high at 3,5mm (24fret). And the good thing is that the notes fret out exactly when my tremolo is hitting the bottom of my guitar. So that's perfect!

I used to play at around 1,8mm (24fret) but with a higher action I can mute notes better and put some more emotion in my playing. The only thing that I don't like about a high action is that I miss some "chucca chucca sound" when playing rythm work. But everything has it's disadvantages I think.

So first try to increase you action. I shouldn't slow you down that much raising it but it will sound better.
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