NGD: Pacer Special Emerald Green

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Re: NGD: Pacer Special Emerald Green

Post by switchone » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:01 pm

80sChris wrote:You could try this sort of thing:

http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Su ... uitar.html
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But for some reason I'd rather hack up the neck than have to use that

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NGD: Pacer Special Emerald Green

Post by lespauled » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:23 am

switchone wrote:
80sChris wrote:You could try this sort of thing:

http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Su ... uitar.html
Thanks

But for some reason I'd rather hack up the neck than have to use that
Never. Just use (or make) a full pocket shim. I've been told it's overkill, but I ALWAYS make a full pocket shim, whenever I need a shim. There are a bunch of butt-clowns that tell me I'm crazy, and a pick will do the same thing, but then they turn around and post how a neck-through has better tone because the neck has full contact.

A full pocket shim is very easy to make, and it will be a perfect fit for your guitar (since you're making it specific for that pocket),
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NGD: Pacer Special Emerald Green

Post by switchone » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:45 pm

lespauled wrote:
switchone wrote:
80sChris wrote:You could try this sort of thing:

http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Su ... uitar.html
Thanks

But for some reason I'd rather hack up the neck than have to use that
Never. Just use (or make) a full pocket shim. I've been told it's overkill, but I ALWAYS make a full pocket shim, whenever I need a shim. There are a bunch of butt-clowns that tell me I'm crazy, and a pick will do the same thing, but then they turn around and post how a neck-through has better tone because the neck has full contact.

A full pocket shim is very easy to make, and it will be a perfect fit for your guitar (since you're making it specific for that pocket),
I'm sure it works great, but I can't personally live with a full pocket shim....

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NGD: Pacer Special Emerald Green

Post by switchone » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:47 pm

Here is the fretboard overhang on my Pacer Deluxe, its a B series

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Here it is on the Pacer Special

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Re: NGD: Pacer Special Emerald Green

Post by switchone » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:22 pm

I would need to remove about 1/8th from the underside of the fretboard overhang to get away with without using a shim. That's a lot of material considering the overhang thickness is a hair over 1/4"

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NGD: Pacer Special Emerald Green

Post by switchone » Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:42 am

I decided to sand the finish about 1/16th of a inch off the top of the body where the fretboard overhang meets the body. This should give me the correct neck angle of 0-5 degree, right now, if i am measuring correctly, its about an 8

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Post by 80sChris » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:10 pm

This isn't going to end well.

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Post by sixstring » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:28 pm

80sChris wrote:This isn't going to end well.
:chainsaw
Good luck switch. Hope it doesn't end in the disasters thread...
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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NGD: Pacer Special Emerald Green

Post by Sluggy » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:43 pm

Did the neck come on that body originally??

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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:17 am

80sChris wrote:This isn't going to end well.
My thought too. Bad idea day. I hope it works out without getting a spider-crackle finish, though. Good luck :thumbs .
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