I'm going to do a project here in the next week or so to make a new body for one of my basses. The current body recieved something of a bad routing job (that shouldn't have been done). So, instead of fighting and whining about the body, now and try to do even more work to get it fixed, I'm just gonna make a new body. I have all the nessicary parts, so all I need is the wood. Mahogany body, and MAYBE a Padauk top, but probably not, finish to be decided later. Now, it's a bolt on, so my question is: how do you get the angle for the neck pocket? You have to angle the neck away from the body for a straight string path, but how to determine the correct angle(which is supposed to be 1-3 degrees)? Should I just just flat, and shim? Or how would I make the proper neck pocket angle? or does the neck/heel have the angle already? A bit curious about this aspect (the rest is gravy...the fine art of making a neck isn't required for this project).