Do I need to shim my neck pocket?
Hey, guys. I've got a RG520 with an original edge. The action is between 1.7mm and 2.0mm, can't get a great measurement, but that's as close as my ruler will tell me. The pullup range is a perfect 4th on the G string before it frets out. The knives are sitting below the body, just out of sit if looking down the body - I've heard this is a bad thing, it should be slightly above the body. I'm looking to lower my action as much as possible, while still having a maximum pullup range, able to bend at least 1 1/2 steps on the B and E strings and no buzz.
I've already shimmed it with a folded light business card (a single fold), fitting the dimensions showed on rich's site, and it has seemed to work a little, but should I continue this until I get the knives visable again and get lower action, and once thats done, should the pullup range be greater? I'm hoping to get a 5th of pullup.
Last edited by fwd0120; 04-08-2011 at 12:37 AM.