- CUSTOM SADDLE SHIM KITS

AND

- SADDLE SHIM VENEER KITS 

 

CUSTOM SADDLE SHIM KITS 

$15.00

If you've sanded your saddle too low, removed an unwanted UST pickup, or simply want to raise the action at the saddle, it must be shimmed to the desired position, or the saddle must be replaced with a taller one. 

-  Shimming your saddle with cardboard, old credit card pieces, guitar strings, plastic strips or any other interesting materials is simply not the way to do it correctly.

-  Using ebony shims, correctly attached to the bottom of the saddle is the most time-honored method of doing it right, and doing it permanently.

-  An instrument with a properly shimmed saddle will suffer NO tonal loss as compared with replacing the saddle.

-  Anything less, and you're sacrificing tone and in some cases the integrity of the instrument.

Properly shimmed saddle, raised .060", ready for re-installation

WHAT THIS KIT CONTAINS:

- (4) ebony strips (.080" x .100" x 3.5" )

- (4) ebony strips  (.080" x .125" x 3.5" )

- (1) ebony strip   (.080" x .100" x 4.5" )  (for Martin Long Saddles)

- Super Glue & Safety razor

- Full instruction sheet.

WHAT THIS KIT DOES:

- It will allow you to easily make shims for a large number of saddles.

- It will save you the expense of replacing a large number of saddles, particularly if the current saddle works well and is only deficient in height.  It also provides convenient, pre-cut shims which can be difficult to find and time consuming to make..

LASTLY:

I started making these kits because I'm continually surprised by the shim materials  I dig out of saddle slots.   You don't need to have access to fancy tools, or buy large quantities of wood for just a few shims to do this with the same craft as all the top luthiers and techs.

Cutting your credit cards up is a good thing.  However, after doing so....don't make your saddle taller with the leftovers.   Get a kit and do it right!

As always, please inquire if you have any questions!

 


 SADDLE SHIM VENEER KITS 

$15.00

All the benefits, functionality and similar installation as the shim kit!   But unlike the shim kits, the veneer technique is used to raise the saddle in very small increments (.040" or less).  This is a very common occurrence where you just "barely" sanded the saddle a bit too far.  For raising the saddle such small amounts, this method is quicker and easier.  Like the shim kit, permanently installing a veneer shim is sonically transparent and repeatable.   We use rosewood for the veneer as opposed to to ebony as the ebony is extremely brittle and very difficult to use as a veneer material.  Both materials are extremely effective for use as a shim material.  The veneer sheet is large enough to get about 8 - 10 shim applications. 

 

WHAT THIS KIT CONTAINS:

- Veneer sheet 4.5" x 3.5" x .020"

- Super Glue & Safety razor

- Full instruction sheet.

Comparison of saddles shimmed with the veneer shim (LEFT) and the ebony shim (Right)

As always, please inquire if you have any questions or if you are unsure what kit may be right for your particular application!


- INDIVIDUAL EBONY SADDLE SHIMS  (1/8" or 3/32" width) 

$2.00

 

- INDIVIDUAL ROSEWOOD VENEER SHEET(4.5" x 3.5" x .020")

 $5.00

 

- BOTH KITS 

$25.00

 

 

 

 

 


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