Stick that tort where the sun don’t shine

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Dubious Aa, Jun 30, 2021.


  1. I made an old pick guard into a full heal shim.
    I was looking for 2mm to compensate for a high mass bridge.
    This was about 2.1mm. Works great!
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Tortpaper? Soft and comfy, but strong? :D
     
  3. Might not know when your truly done.
     
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  4. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Nice!

    Now I know what to do with the tort pick guard I managed to crack on a brand new bass taking it off. Replaced it with the same model of tort pick guard from the OEM manufacturer.

    (If I ever own another bass that needs shimming under the neck. My current crop of Mike Lulls certainly do not....:D)
     
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  5. Warpeg

    Warpeg

    Jun 20, 2005
    Ohio
    Cool. The multiple plies actually make the shim look attractive!
     
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  6. Yah, I thought so too.:)
     
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  7. BLDavis

    BLDavis May the Tort be with you. Gold Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Ellenboro, NC
    Never underestimate the power of Tort.
    B.
     
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  8. RSBBass

    RSBBass

    Jun 11, 2011
    NYC
    Best use of tort yet.
     
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  9. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    No way… it makes excellent broth.
     
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  10. RSBBass

    RSBBass

    Jun 11, 2011
    NYC
    Mock turtle soup?
     
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  11. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Mock turtle neck soup. Duh. :D
     
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  12. C Stone

    C Stone

    Sep 4, 2020
    USA
    That was a great idea! Well done.
     
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  13. relayer66

    relayer66

    Oct 10, 2002
    Bacoli, Italy
    My gut feeling is that it would affect your tone and sustain. Have you noticed anything like that?
     
  14. If there is any difference in tone and/or sustain, I don’t notice it.
     
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