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    I just got my new warmoth neck in, and it is just over a 16th to small for the neck pocket. I guess I will load up the polyurethane on the neck at that end, and put several coats of primer and paint on the guitar. Any other suggestions?

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    Make a small shim made from a sliver of a guitar pick or pickguard (spring cover will work too) [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    [ October 01, 2002, 10:49 AM: Message edited by: el_jalepeno ]

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    Keep in mind, when you shim it you want to keep the neck centered so the strings line up properly on both sides.
    What I've done in the past is gone out and bought a cheap brass feeler gauge set at your local wall mart or some store like that.
    Then used the gauges, 1 at a time against the left side of the pocket to make sure the the neck sits even in the center.
    You can double or even triple the guages up if you need to for the right depth.
    A tiny bit of contact cement holds them together well if you have to glue a couple together, but don't glue them to the pocket.
    Once it sits right I use a pair of tin snips to cut that gauge off and cut it to size as a shim.
    It works great, transfers sound well, and never slips.
    Because the gauge is longer than you need you can cut it to fit the side of the pocket perfectly so the neck sits flat against it without rocking.
    You can tell if the neck is sitting straight in the pocket by either clamping it in place, or having someone hold it for you straight against the shim while you place a peice of thin string or white thread in the nut and on the saddle on both sides of the neck (both E positions)so you can see how much room there is from the string to the edge of the neck on both sides.
    You don't want it too close to the edge to avoid string rolloff on the sides.
    If it looks good, and it's even there's your shim.
    I'm sure there are other ways, but that's worked for me a few times in the past.

    [ October 01, 2002, 11:13 AM: Message edited by: tribb ]

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    Sounds good!

 

 

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