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Ok, playing with the setup of my UV last night, I was reminded that it seems the profile of the OFR is ever so slightly flatter than that of my UV's fretboard - if I set the action up based on the low and high strings, then my D string and G strings buzz. Logical solution - shim them up a bit, to get the radiuses in line.

So, anyone done this before? What do you use for a shim material? I'm thinking a soda/beer can cut to size (probably PBR, in honor of Donnie and Shannon) is probably the way to go, but has anyone done this before?
 

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I've just used the brass Floyd made saddle shims.
I can see if I can dig some up if you want
 

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I've used aluminum foil, folded over itself. Does the trick, also works well as an impromptu nut shim.
 

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I second aluminum foil. It's super thin, so you can control the shim thickness to a very fine degree by folding it on itself.
 

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I used the premade saddle shims as well, but I'd probably use foil if I had to do it again, just to be more economical :lol:
 

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That's actually a really good idea, and much easier to work with than beer cans. :yesway:
 
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