Guitar Repair

Neck-Shimming and Ski Jumps: The Latest Research

Neck-Shimming and Ski Jumps: The Latest Research

While not completely irrefutable yet, I find the correlation of poor shimming practice and ski jump deformations in instrument necks to be compelling. I strongly recommend using a full-pocket (wedge-shaped) shim if you ever need to shim your bolt-on guitar or bass.

Please read my reasoning…

Addendum: Locking Tuner Advice Debunked?

Addendum: Locking Tuner Advice Debunked?

So, after publishing the advice to always tune UP to a note for stability, I had a lot of questions about some advice from Fender saying the opposite when using locking tuners. Should you always tune up or should you sometimes go past the note and tune down?

Where’s my Debunking Hat?