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09-06-2013, 04:00 PM
Where would I get shims for underneath the saddle? Thanks.

09-06-2013, 04:21 PM
Best just to buy a new saddle.

mm stan
09-06-2013, 05:06 PM
A temp fix is cut a old credit card....but get a new saddle...

09-06-2013, 05:52 PM
I don't need a new saddle. I'm just getting ready to sand a saddle, and I wanted the shims if I went too far.

09-06-2013, 06:39 PM
Get a roll of camera film. Pretty cheap in these days of digital cameras. Cut your shims from the film. Very sturdy, durable stuff. Ric

09-06-2013, 11:28 PM
A friend of mine had to shim a bridge once,as a temporary measure until
he got a new one.He cut up a soft drink can! It was easy to cut with normal
scissors,but the edges were lethally sharp! So beware 'paper cuts' if you try
it.It does work though!

09-07-2013, 01:21 AM
Thanks, everyone.

Another good idea I caught from Google searching is: trimmed wooden coffee stirrers.

09-17-2013, 07:33 PM
Where would I get shims for underneath the saddle? Thanks.

How far out is it? You might try heavy duty aluminum ... from a cake or pie (be sure to clean them well ;-) )
Or go to a hobby store ... they have thin strips of aluminum or brass.