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    Neck Shims

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    I’m still fiddling with the set up on my HH it’s definitely acceptable but not spot on so keep going.
    I went to alter it the other day and never noticed the signature and date, thought it was interesting so took a quick snap.
    The question is more I also never noticed the dull patch on it, like there has been a sticker or more importantly a factory fitted shim but not in the traditional place.
    Have any of you ever seen that or done that ?
    In theory it might just work, rather than putting a shim at the heal, putting it elsewhere in the neck pocket for another effect?

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
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    I've never really seen them use a shim like that. Also I would think with the color difference, it was more likely a sticker of some sort. A shim wouldn't leave the wood a different color.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    My guess is a sticker.

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    A sticker just after the neck was sealed, sticker was then removed (cause even the thickness of a sticker would affect the neck angle)
    So definitely not been shimmed in an odd place.
    The set up is 99.9 ok it’s just not 100% perfect to my standard.
    It’s been sitting a few days settling after last tweak. Will be using it for today’s practice session.
    Thanks for reply’s

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    Seeing that signature tells me someone involved with that build takes pride in their work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monahan View Post
    Seeing that signature tells me someone involved with that build takes pride in their work
    It’s always nice to see/find something like that while doing a set up. The only bass I have that I’ve never seen the neck pocket on is the Buttercream StingRay, never needed to pop the neck.
    Curiosity might get the better of me one day but for now, the same as the last 15years, will have to wait and see
    (It’s the only one I’ve had from new btw)

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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