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Scott
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« on: July 04, 2016, 08:44:24 AM »

I intended to add this info to Glenn's original Strat Help, but was reluctant to clutter up a good motorcycle thread with a bunch of guitar trivia. Undecided

Stewart-McDonald now has these pre-cut, precision angle shims for easy alteration of the neck-set angle while retaining a stable, rigid, full contac joint, an idea I think they stole Shocked Lips Sealed borrowed from Taylor:

http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Bodies_and_Necks_and_Wood/Electric_Guitar_Bodies_and_Necks_and_Wood/Electric_Guitar_Necks/StewMac_Bolt-on_Neck_Shims.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=2016-07-gp&gclid=CKW7gNny2c0CFYwlgQodLeYFog
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 03:02:32 PM »

Yeah I wouldn't want to ban you for going off topic.  I like you, but I'll do it. 

So no more using tinfoil or paper for shims/

Gotta say I probably wouldn't use those myself, as I'll stick with tinfoil or just plain bad action....but clever and simple idea for sure.

I'm too simple to be clever.  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2016, 06:37:00 AM »

I can barely remember putting that shim in now  I recall it was to force more string clearance over the frets so I could screw the saddles down lower to prevent the little pesky screws from digging into my hand  The shim must be at the front of the pocket. I honestly forget now. I do know that the problem could not be fixed by that neck adjusting screw thing. It was the opposite problem. I do remember using a business card.... or did I  Huh?
If I had one of these shims available I would use it but wouldn't hand over maybe $25 dollars for it.
Thanks for your outstanding and relentless researching in the pursuit for a suitable product Scott  We used to have an award around here someplace 
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 12:18:07 PM »

Having recently ordered some locking Grovers for Carla's Washburn from Stew-Mac, I get a lot of pop-up ads from them showing different items from their catalog. That one jumped out at me because it looked a lot like the shim in my Big Baby Taylor.  

Somehow, having to shim a neck outward seems to go against nature. Huh? I'm thinking it must be a manifestation of the Southern Hemisphere Effect, where everything is upside down and backwards...   either that or it could be the dreaded alder rot .  Shocked  You don't live near the ocean, do you?  Wink Cheesy

Yeah I wouldn't want to ban you for going off topic.  I like you, but I'll do it.  

Don't set yourself up for disappointment. I've reported myself to the mods before and waited eagerly for the report so i could jump on the opportunity to sternly admonish myself to straighten up and fly right, but was embarrassed to discover I'm either too incompetent and/or indifferent to have even reported myself correctly, or I'm too incompetent and/or indifferent to keep up with tha day to day responsibilities i've been entrusted with as a GLOBAL MODERATOR.

Having established my qualifications to succeed the Incumbent, it's obviously incumbent upon me to announce my candidacy for the office of resident                                                       President of the United States !!!



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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2016, 09:56:12 AM »

Dude you have my vote.  I may just write in Scott W.  At least I could walk away with my head up.   


I saw your moderator report- but it came to my work email which was bizzaro----must be a setting in there somewhere- this is what I got:

The following post, "Re: Strat Help, slight return" by Chris (admin) has been reported by Scott on a board you moderate:

http://guitarmad.com/forum/index.php?topic=444.msg3917#msg3917

The reporter has made the following comment:
THIS IS A TEST OF THE REPORT TO MODERATOR SYSTEM    STOP   IF THIS HAD BEEN AN ACTUAL REPORT FROM SOME WHINEY CRYBABY IT WOULD BE IN ALL CAPS AND LOOK LIKE THIS

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The Guitar Mad Team.

 
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2016, 07:12:26 PM »

Way cool! Cool Cool It really does something!

Now i have to rethink my political career. Huh?
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