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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Even action throughout neck

Hi guys, I've never shimmed a neck before but I'm wondering if it is beneficial to shim a neck in order to get an even action height throughout the length of the neck?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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Re: Even action throughout neck

If you do it right, it works miracles. Make sure your neck is nice and straight with the truss rod as well.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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Re: Even action throughout neck

Shimming the neck has the same effect as adjusting action at the bridge or saddles. There's not much of a reason to shim unless you run out of adjustment room at the bridge or want to adjust action height while keeping the saddles/bridge near a particular height for some reason like picking-hand comfort, strings' distance from direct-mounted pickups or clearance for more pull-up range with the bar before the bridge hits the body.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Even action throughout neck

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