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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2005, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Dodgy neck shim?

Midway through my set up, and I decided to ask about the neck shim on my RG. I've always wondered why it was a such a wierd angle, and thought that now is the perfect time to change it if I have to. It also seems to miss the middle of the nut (looking down through the screwholes, I can see it on either side, but not the middle - you can actually see this on the pic). It's also pretty sharp and I've caught my fingers on it a good few times. I could always file it down though.



There you go. Anyone know why it's like that?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2005, 11:59 AM
 
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Re: Dodgy neck shim?

Actually, that's the brass nut shim. Just loosen the screws behind the nut and you should be able to slide it back into place. If there is a neck shim, it would be in the neck pocket area of the body, under the heel.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2005, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Dodgy neck shim?

Nut shim, that's what I meant! Can a mod edit the title for me? God I'm such a fool.

Is it supposed to be like that though? That's what I was looking to find out. It seems a bit of an awkward way to do it, sticking out the sides. Plus it doesn't appear, as I said, to be a rectangle, more of an irregular shape.

I suppose taking it out won't do any harm (at least, none that I can't repair), so I might move it and see what happens.
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Re: Dodgy neck shim?

Well, I've adjusted it so it sits flush under the nut. By the way, can the nut only go on one way around? I didn't realise one side was taller than the other when I took it off, otherwise I would have looked.

I'll see what happens when I put the strings on.
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Re: Dodgy neck shim?

Yes it can only go one way around. The taller side faces the body.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2005, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Dodgy neck shim?

Yeah, I got it on fine...trem is ****ed though.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2005, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Dodgy neck shim?

Or possibly not...I thought the trem was beyond repair, turns out a few turns of some screws and all seems good now...just got to get around to tuning it again, and it should be ready to play! Tuning is such a nightmare though, I'm leaving it til tomorrow.
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