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Post subject: LSR roller nut shims
Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:06 pm
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Hello,
Where can i buy shims for the LSR roller nut ?
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Post subject: Re: LSR roller nut shims
Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:13 am
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You can buy Brass shims, and drill through them maybe? Just throwing it out there.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/282450157219

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Post subject: Re: LSR roller nut shims
Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:17 am
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It's very annoying that they include shims when you buy an LSR replacement nut, but don't sell the shims separately.

They could at least publish a dimensioned drawing, so people wouldn't have to remove the nut to use an existing shim as a template.

(Of course you have to remove the nut to add the new shims, but to minimize downtime it would be nice to have the new shims ready to go before you disassemble.)
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If you have tin snips, metal shears, or a nibbler, you can cut thin ones out of a soda/beer can and thicker ones from brass sheet stock (hobby stores), hammer them flat, then file the sharp edges.

The edges will be razor sharp. I'd want to wear gloves, but that would make handling them very clumsy.

If they have screwholes, things get much more difficult. I think you'd have to drill the holes first, then cut them out of the sheet stock.
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Personally, I have plenty of hand tools to cobble shims, but I'd blow $30 on the full replacement kit. My time, sanity, and uncut fingers are worth that.

If you don't have a well stocked toolbox and have to buy a tool or two, you're pretty close to the cost of the replacement kit.

Then put all the leftovers in a safe deposit box in a bank for future situations. (LSR's sometimes wear enough for the ball bearings to fall out -- wouldn't hurt to have a spare on hand.)

Or sell the leftover shims on eBay.
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I suppose there are hobbyist metalworkers who'd laugh at this post, who could whip out dozens of perfect shims in a variety of thicknesses in no time flat.

But my shims would be like snowflakes -- no two of them exactly alike. Many unusable trash because of off-center holes. Some useable ones would be a little narrow, or trapezoidal instead of rectangular.

I estimate it would take me 15~30 minutes per usable shim. And I'd expect at least a few drops of blood.


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Post subject: Re: LSR roller nut shims
Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:55 am
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Just out of curiosity, why do you need new shims?

Do you need to lower the nut due to a fret level, or raise it due to a refret with taller frets, or what?


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Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:24 am
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strayedstrater wrote:
Just out of curiosity, why do you need new shims?

Do you need to lower the nut due to a fret level, or raise it due to a refret with taller frets, or what?
What? When you add a shim....doesn't seem like it's possible that it would "lower" the nut.

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Post subject: Re: LSR roller nut shims
Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:58 am
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I have no personal experience with LSR's and their shims. I don't know if all the shims are the same -- super thin, and you just stack as many as you need. (So you could just remove one or more to lower the nut.)

Or if they come in a variety of thicknesses. If that's the case, he might need to replace the existing thick shim with a thinner one.


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Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:16 am
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White Dog wrote:
strayedstrater wrote:
Just out of curiosity, why do you need new shims?

Do you need to lower the nut due to a fret level, or raise it due to a refret with taller frets, or what?
What? When you add a shim....doesn't seem like it's possible that it would "lower" the nut.

Needs a thinner shim than the one currently installed?

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Post subject: Re: LSR roller nut shims
Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:59 am
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Shim are easy to make with very very thin metal sheet available at any hobby shop.

One of many you can find ;

https://www.hobbylinc.com/k-s-brass-she ... -strip-250

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