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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 0.25 degree

Shaped, 0.25 degree

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 0.50 degree

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Shaped, 1 degree

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 0.25 degree

Blank, 0.25 degree

Item # 2130-025
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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 0.50 degree

Blank, 0.50 degree

Item # 2130-050
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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar Blank, 1 degree

Blank, 1 degree

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar, Shaped, Set of 3

Shaped, Set of 3

Item # 2135
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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar, Blank, Set of 3

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StewMac Neck Shim Shop Set of 12

StewMac Neck Shim Shop Set of 12

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StewMac Neck Shims for Guitar

About This Item

Tapered maple shims used to change the angle of a bolt-on neck.

To change the angle of a bolt-on neck, players and repair shops have used shims for years. We've seen everything from matchbook covers to guitar picks stuck in neck joints.

Those kinds of shims create an unwanted gap under the heel of the neck: a dead air space where humidity condenses to swell the wood. As Dan Erlewine describes in his Guitar Player Repair Guide: "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."

Dan creates tapered shims that cover the entire heel of the neck—with these ready-made shims, that work is done for you. Attention, repair shops: making a quality shim takes time! Keep these on hand for a quick turnaround on this common repair.

"My Jazzmaster needed a better string break angle over the bridge. The 0.5-degree shim let me raise the bridge to the height I needed. And it fit the neck pocket perfectly."
—Erick Coleman, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

Full contact and precisely tapered: we have 3 different degrees for changing the pitch of any bolt-on neck.
  • 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 solidbodies.
  • 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)

Dimensions
Shaped: 2-3/16" x 3" (55.56mm x 76.12mm)
Blank: 2-1/4" x 3" (57.15mm x 76.12mm)

Shaped shims fit most neck pockets with a rounded heel. 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™.

The Shop Set of 12 includes one each of every size, shape and taper:
3 shaped shims for guitar
3 shaped for bass
3 blank shims for guitar
3 blank shims for bass

Made of solid maple to match the guitar neck.


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5.0

Worked

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This worked out perfectly for me, had some buzzing. Sure people use shims for different reasons, so I can't speak for any other reason then I had, but I had some issues with string height. Was able to set up perfectly.

5.0

Perfect!

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I bought the .05 for my Tele and it dropped right in. Works as specified.
My only slightly negative comment is on the packaging for the shim. It comes sealed in a very sturdy plastic bag that you should cut with scissors.I tried ripping the package open and cracked the thin end of the shim. Maybe a zip sealed bag would be better ?

5.0

PERFECT FOR CHANGING THE ANGLE ON THE NECK

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NEW NECK ON TELE- BUT I HAD RUN OUT OF SADDLE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT-CHANGED THE ANGLE WITH A 0.25 DEGREE AND REGAINED THE SLACK NECESSARY TO LOWER THE STRINGS TO A REALLY SLICK LEVEL-TOOK 15 MINUTES!

5.0

Beautiful !

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Needed these years ago ! Make a guitar play so much better !

5.0

Fool proof neck shims!

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I used to make my own solid wood shims from thin Birch squares. It would work but it took a while to make them up. I never believed in using a business card or anything that created an air gap between the neck pocket and the neck. These StewMac shims are cut at 3 different angles so you can perfectly match the thickness to each situation. They are slightly costly, however, I see them as a bargain when you need them. Ingenious idea!

5.0

Repairs made easy

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I have a bass that came with the bridge set all the way down and the strings were high. Adjusting the trussrod had little effect. I needed to add an angled shim under the neck. You said that the .5 degree was the most used, so I ordered one and a .25 degree just to be safe. The .5 was the one. Fast and easy, it took less than 10 minutes to install and play. I was able to raise the saddles and there is still room to lower the strings for an even lower action.
Ordered on line and had the parts in 2 days. Nice!!

5.0

At Last!

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Verified Buyer


StewMac's neck shims are the most useful, practical and simple tools to deal with the frequent problem of neck angulation. Besides being the best option in terms of funccionality and efficiency, also gives my adjustment a nice and clean visual. :)
Paulo May - Brazil

5.0

Quick response

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My order was lost in the mail and StewMac responded the same day with replacement parts, no charge. Still waiting on my claim a week later with the USPS. Go figure.

4.0

It works.

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I was skeptical but it did the job advertised. I have a Strat with a Floyd Rose Special (my first Floyd) The body is not routed for the tremolo and string action at the bridge is too high. In my research I saw a guy who said people get it wrong... it's not the angle of the neck that is the problem rather it is the depth of the neck pocket in relation to how high the neck sets... He offered a non tapered shim .040 to raise the neck in the pocket. Due to the cost I decided to try a 1 deg. Stew Mac shim first. Problem solved. Plenty of adjustment now. A little goes a long way. I reversed a .5 deg. shim on a cheap guitar that I couldn't raise the string saddles high enough to stop fret buzz close to the bridge. Again this gave me enough adjustment to solve the problem. A little really does go a long way. You should try this fix if nothing else is working. Grate.

5.0

Worked very well

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I purchased the 3 pack and used the .25 which has vastly improved the action of my strat. There was quick delivery to the UK as well. Very pleased.

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