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Thread: Stingray Neck-Heel Shim?

  1. #16
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    Following up on this in case anyone is interested. Got the three shims from CS. Decided to try the middle, pink (0.015") on first figuring I could then decide to go up or down. Decided that one was a bit big so moved to down to the brown (0.010") one which is what CS recommended anyways. Bass feels nice
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    Glad it worked out! Just a little bit in there can make a big difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    Glad it worked out! Just a little bit in there
    can make a big difference.
    The neck is a see-saw pivoting on the front
    edge of the body pocket. The shim is very
    close to the pivot and the nut is waaaaaaay
    far away from it. A hundreth of inch of shim
    thickness is worth a very visible fraction of
    inch out at the nut !
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  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem View Post
    The neck is a see-saw pivoting on the front
    edge of the body pocket. The shim is very
    close to the pivot and the nut is waaaaaaay
    far away from it. A hundreth of inch of shim
    thickness is worth a very visible fraction of
    inch out at the nut !
    Yes this makes loads of sense when you really think about it.

    The shimming definitely helped but I'm still having some fret-buzz issues. Nothing awful but still noticeable, no doubt exacerbated by my playing style (I hammer the strings pretty hard) and string gauge (45-105). I'm thinking I just need to bite the bullet and get it professionally set-up, fret dressing and all. I've had the bass close to 10 years now and this would be its first professional setup.
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  5. #20
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    I like low action and have set up many a bass, used shims and dressed frets. Some necks you get where you want them and some you don't. It is wood after all.
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