Blick Fang Posted November 15, 2019 Report Share Posted November 15, 2019 Hi All Noob Guy. It's wonderful to be here! I have an Ibanez RG 421 that I fit with a neck from a different RG. After a while, I noticed it would move ever so slightly because the pocket is a bit wider than the neck, causing some tuning issues on the treble side, coincidentally where there is a small gap between the heel side and the neck and the body of the guitar, Anyhow, that gap is my problem. People misunderstand and tell me I should get those stewmac under neck shims. Its not a height problem. It's width problem. So I tried a regular door shim and cut it down to size. Its dimensions kinda remind me of a postage stamp. I popped it in and put the neck in and it was tight and I was happy. The only thing that concerned me was the composition of the wood. It was pine and it was concernably soft. I strung it up and plugged it in and it sounded like ca-ca. I should mention that I have a new amp. One day it sound great and other days it sounds meh. Tonight I will try my other guitars and see where I stand with the amp. If the amp sounds good (for some reason it usually does on Fridays!) I know my little soft shim is the culprit and that pine is not the answer. I may cut 2 Fender tortoise heavies to fit in there. I had just one in before. The guitar rocked but didn't seem to stay in tune. I guess my winded, coffee infused post asks "What would you use for the shim material?" Thank you and I hope you are having a good day. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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