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

    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


    Jun 20, 2005
    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.
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  8. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    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


    Jun 11, 2011
    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
    That was a great idea! Well done.
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  13. 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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