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Dogear P-90 Shims

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Need to raise your Neck or Bridge? We got you covered. We have .0625″, .1″, and .225″ available and in stock.

.225″ Shim For Dogear P-90

.100″ Shim For Dogear P90

.0625″ Shim For Dogear P-90



Lindy Fralin Pickups Dogear ShimsThe purpose of a Dogear Shim is to help raise the pickup to it’s ideal height. Since Dogears are Fixed-height pickups, this is the only way to get around it. Sure, P90’s have adjustable pole pieces, but, those are for micro-fine-tuning the string-to-string balance, not adjusting the entire pickup. Let’s dig into how we can measure for Shims, if you need one (or two)!  We have three shim sizes available:

  1. 0.0626? (1/16?)
  2. 0.1? (~7/64?)
  3. 0.225? (~7/32?)


Before we talk about Shims, let’s get into pickup height. The ideal pickup height is 1/16? (0.06?, 1.6mm) from the top of the pole piece, to the bottom of the string- when pushed down at the highest fret. You only have to do this on the Low E and High E string. Here’s how to do it:
  1. Have a ruler handy, and push your low E string down at the highest fret.
  2. Measure the distance from the top of the pole piece to the bottom of the string
  3. Ideal height should be 1/16?.
  4. Repeat this on the High E String.


Since the cover of a Standard Dogear is 7/16? High, and you need 1/16? String Clearance, you need 1/2? from the bottom of the string to the top of the guitar for ideal dogear height. If you measure taller than that, and you need a shim. Simply take the difference and install!

For example, if you take the measurement, and you measure 9/16?, you’ll need a 1/16? Shim.




If you followed the above directions regarding Standard Shim Spacing, you should have no problem with Short Dogear Spacing. The process is the same, but the measurements are slightly different. Take a look at the diagram below.

As you can see, ideally, you want roughly 13/32? (0.406?, 10.3mm) from the bottom of the string to the guitar’s top, measured from the back of the dogear. This is the easiest place to take a measurement, so bust out those calculators and we hope that this article helps you find the ideal Dogear height!

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Kenneth Seeton (verified owner):

    These Fralin Dogear P-90 Shims at .062″ are really well made and fit under the P90 cover perfectly. These are not the oversize versions, but the matching cover-size. Love ’em!

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