Hey, so, shims.. Heard this one too many times? I currently have a shimmed p bass neck, done by a past luthier with a slather of maple, or similar wood, cut to your average type of shim size, placed at the heel end - usual deal to remedy bottomed out saddles. Here's the triple whammy: When I remove the shim, the sustain is greater and the bass feels and sounds more "whole". The neck seems to have developed a slight bend at the heel, which I believe is from the shim (over 9 years) but it may not be. And lastly, I have sanded out a neck pocket on a six string elec guitar before and it was slow, careful work, but not super hard, and it didn't take much sanding (block + sand paper). I plan on sanding the neck pocket on this p bass, to get back the good that the shim takes away. Anyone wanna talk me out of it? The benefits I CAN see with shims are: easy, fast fix, and no permanent potential muck ups (apart from eventual neck bend at heel) BUT, I think shims are a lazy, tone sucking fix. Thoughts/feelings??