60's Lacquer Jazzmaster Shim?

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Re: 60's Lacquer Jazzmaster Shim?

Postby d-f » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:16 pm

Are you hearing the "ghosting"/behind the bridge harmonics through your amp?
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Re: 60's Lacquer Jazzmaster Shim?

Postby MissoulaGriz » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:06 pm

Yeah, a little bit, but knowing Jazzmasters I can totally understand that being the case.
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Re: 60's Lacquer Jazzmaster Shim?

Postby neils » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:56 am

I have the same guitar. All seemed fine but then the saddles started moving on their own an other misc. buzzes appeared. After a few weeks with it I installed 1/2 degree Stewmac shim. I like that it is a dead nuts perfect fit and not a scrap of matchbook or whatever people use. $8.00 shipped? So what. We've all spent more on other BS that did nothing. This is cheap. At the same time I also corrected the radius back to 7.25" and used Loctite to keep it all in place. These two things did wonders for the guitar. Next I added 11-50 Gabriel Tenoro strings. Check them out.

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Re: 60's Lacquer Jazzmaster Shim?

Postby MissoulaGriz » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:08 pm

Update:
Just got the guitar back from the luthier and he added a very slim (not sure what mm) ebony shim to the neck pocket. The bridge went up about 1/8" and it added the perfect amount of break angle. There's way more sustain and the guitar feels/plays so much more solid. He also slightly filed down a few of the nut slots the whole setup plays like melted butter on freshly made waffles with warm maple syrup. The action is nice and low without any string buzz and the notes ring out so nice and clear. I can't put it down.


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Re: 60's Lacquer Jazzmaster Shim?

Postby d-f » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:15 pm

Nice. Have you noticed any changes to the harmonics/"ghosting" you were hearing?
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Re: 60's Lacquer Jazzmaster Shim?

Postby MissoulaGriz » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:01 pm

There's still the classic ghosting which you get with an offset, but it' doesn't have as much echo to it...if that makes any sense whatsoever LOL! Everything just seems and feels tighter, more connected to the guitar.
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Re: 60's Lacquer Jazzmaster Shim?

Postby Peckhammer » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:39 pm

neils wrote: $8.00 shipped? So what. We've all spent more on other BS that did nothing. This is cheap.


Shim plus shipping is about $15 and takes about a week to receive. I can make a full pocket maple shim in 15 minutes, ranging from .03 to 2 degrees. I do get the convenience factor, for those that don't have the tools.

There is nothing wrong with using a paper/cardboard shim, however. Its what Fender used for decades. Some folks use a pick. They all work.
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Re: 60's Lacquer Jazzmaster Shim?

Postby Peckhammer » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:44 pm

MissoulaGriz wrote:Update:
Just got the guitar back from the luthier and he added a very slim (not sure what mm) ebony shim to the neck pocket.


Nice. Is it a full pocket shim? Tapered or flat?
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Re: 60's Lacquer Jazzmaster Shim?

Postby MissoulaGriz » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:53 pm

You know, that's a great question and I honestly didn't ask him. I'll ask and find out. I'm interested to know as well now that you mention it.

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MissoulaGriz wrote:Update:
Just got the guitar back from the luthier and he added a very slim (not sure what mm) ebony shim to the neck pocket.


Nice. Is it a full pocket shim? Tapered or flat?
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