StewMac Neck Shims for Bass

StewMac Neck Shims for Bass

StewMac Neck Shims for Bass Shaped, 0.25 degree

Shaped, 0.25 degree

Item # 2131-025
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$9.10

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass Shaped, 0.50 degree

Shaped, 0.50 degree

Item # 2131-050
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$9.16

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass Shaped, 1 degree

Shaped, 1 degree

Item # 2131-100
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$9.16

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass Blank, 0.25 degree

Blank, 0.25 degree

Item # 2132-025
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$9.12

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass Blank, 0.50 degree

Blank, 0.50 degree

Item # 2132-050
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$9.18

6 or more $8.26
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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass Blank, 1 degree

Blank, 1 degree

Item # 2132-100
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$9.18

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass, Shaped, Set of 3

Shaped, Set of 3

Item # 2131
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$27.42

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass, Blank, Set of 3

Blank, Set of 3

Item # 2132
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$27.48

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StewMac Neck Shim Shop Set of 12

StewMac Neck Shim Shop Set of 12

Item # 2141
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List Price $101.90
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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass

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 basses with a post mounted bridge.

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: 2-1/2" x 3-7/8" (63.50mm x 98.43mm)
Blank: 2-3/4" x 3-7/8" (69.86mm x 98.43mm)

Shaped shims fit most neck pockets with a rounded heel.

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 neck.


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5.0

1 degree shim

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Worked perfectly. My previously purchased shim (next size larger was too thick)

5.0

These are great!

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Verified Buyer


Not a perfect fit at first but with slight amount of sanding of the width, length and neck pocket contour fits perfect and put the neck at the optimal height. Keep bringing us these great products.

5.0

EXCELLENT P-BASS NECK LIFTER!!!!

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Verified Buyer


I bought these neck shims for my p-bass to lift the neck closer to my 4 strings. i added a leo quan badass bridge and this lifted my strings higher than what i liked so adding these shims or shim i should say was awesome. i bought the set of different shims because i was unsure which one i needed but in the end i used the 1 degree which was perfect. Thanks Stew Mac!!!! ps real mahogany wood shim not card board or advertising card or wood nail file hidden behind the neck!!!!! Dave Gammon Bass Rules!!!!!!!!

4.0

StewMac Neck Shims for Bass (blank)

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Verified Buyer


The shims were beautifully made, but too short for the neck cavity on the bass I was trying to adjust. It's worth measuring your non-standard bass in advance if you want to be able to use these excellent shims. A number of people have mentioned the possible hazard of drilling holes in these shims - I used a brad-point bit in a drill press, which seemed to reduce the danger of splitting.

5.0

Quality wood

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Verified Buyer


My Ibanez needed a shim and the smallest one worked great.

5.0

Really smart and helpful product!

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I was very happy to find these - the .5 degree shim was the perfect aid to set up my '64 Jazz Bass properly. A little sanding was required on the edges to fit the shim in the neck pocket, but that was no big deal. I am keeping a stash of the different gauge shims on hand, and I'm sure I'll make good use of them all eventually.

5.0

Bass Neck Shim

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Verified Buyer


StewMac's bass guitar neck shim was so easy to work with. I was able to trace the neck's pattern to the shim, and then cut it to shape with a scissor. I used 100 grit sandpaper to further shape, and smooth the edges. I used a manual drill to create the screw holes. I then stained the edges black to match the bass's finish. Assembly was perfect, and the result was a bass that no longer suffered fret buzz.

4.0

Pricey, but work well.

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Verified Buyer


A 1 degree shim changes the angle more than you might expect.
Probably more than you would ever need.
If it is too much, it's hard to sand them down to size.
I used a .25 degree on a bass, and it made a big difference.
You can always add a strip of copper tape if your shim is not quite enough.
.25 or .5 will probably be plenty for most applications, unless you have very serious action problems.

4.0

Worked okay but not a perfect fit.

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Verified Buyer


I bought this for a MIM Jazz Bass, that's what it was supposed to be for, the shim was a little too wide and not shaped to fit in the pocket. I had to trim, worked out okay.

5.0

shims

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Verified Buyer


good stuff

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