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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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$10.51

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass Shaped, 0.50 degree

Shaped, 0.50 degree

Item # 2131-050
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$10.58

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass Shaped, 1 degree

Shaped, 1 degree

Item # 2131-100
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$10.58

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass Blank, 0.25 degree

Blank, 0.25 degree

Item # 2132-025
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$10.53

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass Blank, 0.50 degree

Blank, 0.50 degree

Item # 2132-050
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$10.61

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass Blank, 1 degree

Blank, 1 degree

Item # 2132-100
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$10.61

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass, Shaped, Set of 3

Shaped, Set of 3

Item # 2131
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$31.67

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StewMac Neck Shims for Bass, Blank, Set of 3

Blank, Set of 3

Item # 2132
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$31.75

StewMac Neck Shim Shop Set of 12

StewMac Neck Shim Shop Set of 12

Item # 2141
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List Price $115.12
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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

Excellent product!

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Just got a '79 Ovation Magnum that was needing a shim. I used the 1° and it worked perfectly. Having the 3 shims gives you an adjustment range of .25°- 1.75°, more than enough for any application. No more guessing with matchbooks and picks! Worked out great!

5.0

Precise and functional

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Verified Buyer


I am very happy with how well the shim sat in the neck saddle with very little effort. Only a small trim was needed. I'm sure I could not have created a better fit with my hands. My precision bass string action makes it all worthwhile. Thank you Stewmac. a.k.a. Relieved.

5.0

Shims for bass are great, be careful about .01 being too much.

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The shims worked great. I got the blanks for my 5 string Jazz. The 1 degree took the bridge adjustment from all the way down to all the way up. Plays great now bit I'm going to fit the .25 to keep the saddles a bit lower. I has set this Jazz aside and hardly ever played out with it since it was difficult to fret notes with the action so high and the saddle adjustments all the way down. This is a great solution. Happy now!

5.0

Great Product

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These are excellent products. They help create perfect wood on wood contact in order to retain tone while also shimming the neck. If you are still using matchbooks or whatever to shim a neck, please stop and buy these.

5.0

As described  and worked well

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Product as described, came well packaged. Is nice they make one specifically for bass. If you have not tried creating this yourself , then you may think $10 is steep for in (in my case) an 1/8" wedge of wood. If you have tried making one, the price is very reasonable.

5.0

Great to have around

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I am not set up to cut these things, they’d take me quite a while with a chisel. I bought a variety of them and they have come in very handy. They helped three bases out already, all had the bridge all the way down and action was still too high. Add a shim and the we’re great Insturments.

5.0

Excellent Service

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My original shipment got lost in transit and I called them up. They shipped me a new item and I got it within a week. Thanks!

5.0

excellent

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works great

5.0

Shaped, 1 degree neck shim for bass

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I changed bridge to my '77 Aria Pro II P Bass. After modification the neck was not in line with the body anymore. I tried piece of cardboard first but that was bad idea. The body resonance was not the same as it was before. I bought 1 degree shaped StewMac shim for bass from local shop. I shaped the shim as needed to fit it and i got not only my body resonance back but action got even better. Amazing product.

5.0

Perfect for even the most difficult bass!

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I have a Peavey T-40 bass that I rescued and put together from parts! My local repairman said he had to use the micro-tilt to set it up correctly. We decided to give it a couple of weeks to settle in and then shim it. Ordered 2 sets of these, he used a 1 degree shim on that bass, and a 1 + a .25 degree on a second bass I had rescued. With what he showed me there, I had the confidence to take on a third bass by myself! I decided I needed a .5 degree shim, I did quick and dirty and just loosened up the strings all the way and then pull the neck apart! I put the shim in to see how much to trim off, and used scissors to trim it to fit, all while still holding the neck! Got it back together really easy, and all the strings were sitting about 1/8" off of the fingerboard. Before, the closest I could get the strings with any kind of good intonation was about 1/4". I loosened up the truss rod, and everything came right perfect. Amazingly good piece of kit, and I still have a.5 and a.25 degree shims left, maybe enough for 1 more! GENIUS! Thanks!

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