Shims have been used for years by player and repair shops to change the angle of a bolt-on neck. When sticking shims in the neck joints, an unwanted gap under the heel of the neck is something you would need to avoid as humidity condenses will swell the wood in a dead air space. This gap may cause an upward kink in the neck. And many players feel they lose tone unless firm contact is maintained between the neck and the body. These precisely tapered shims are the best way to change the angle of a bolt-on neck.
3 Different angles - 0.25, 0.5 & 1 degree. Set of 12, including shaped and blank ones, for both guitar and bass. Can be stacked for more angle - Complete contact for better tone - High-quality, precise machining - Solid American Rock Maple - Cut for rounded heel - Trim line for straight heel Setting the neck on a different angle is a common necessity when setting up a guitar with a bolt-on neck, such as a Fender Stratocaster or Telecaster. These ready-made tapered shims cover the entire heel.
They raise the bridge to a desired height and fit the neck pocket perfectly. Shaped shims fit most neck pockets with a rounded heel like Strats.
You can trim along the lasered line to fit the shim to a pocket with a flat heel, like a Tele. Blank shims were designed for odd screw spacings, smaller neck pockets, and custom designs like the Fender Micro-Tilt. Shaped: 2-3/16" x 3" (55.56mm x 76.12mm) Blank: 2-1/4" x 3" (57.15mm x 76.12mm). Shaped: 2-1/2" x 3-7/8" (63.50mm x 98.43mm) Blank: 2-3/4" x 3-7/8" (69.86mm x 98.43mm). 0.25-degree shim offers the most versatility.
Stacking them will let you really dial in the neck angle you're after. 0.5-degree shim is the one you'll reach for most often. It works great on Fender and many other solid bodies. 1-degree shim is great for guitars with a Tune-o-matic bridge or Floyd Rose.
Taper specs (approximate) 0.25-degree shim tapers from 0.030" to 0.019" (0.76mm to 0.48mm) 0.5-degree shim tapers from 0.028" to 0.008" (0.71mm to 0.20mm) 1-degree shim tapers from 0.060" to 0.010" (1.52mm to 0.25mm). The item "Neck Shims for Guitar and Bass Set of 12" is in sale since Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar & Bass Parts\Necks". The seller is "luthierssupplies" and is located in Gold Coast Queensland.This item can be shipped worldwide.