Step 1: Gathering Tools and Materials
*Two business cards (though you may only need one)
*A small screwdriver
*Double Sided Tape
*ROCK AXE WOOT
Step 2: Turn Off the Guitar and Remove the Batteries
Step 3: Detach the Fret
There isn't a whole lot of slack to the wiring inside of the neck of the guitar, so be careful not to try and rip out the fret altogether. This fact makes the last 5 screws kind of hard to get to. I found it easiest to cradle the neck of the guitar in my lap as i unscrewed from behind, as shown in the second picture.
Step 4: Observations about the Original Build
However, number 1, as I'll mention later, I used 4 layers of business card stock, but perhaps 3 is a more prudent number. Number 2, I don't know much about electronics. Is there a better way to manipulate this setup? Comment below!
Step 5: Cutout the Shims
Step 6: Glue the Shim Together
-Edit: Apparently three also works, and is "perfect," according to ke4sfq.
I used super glue to hold them together, because it was the first glue I found, to be honest, and is good for just about anything you need to stick one thing to another for.
Step 7: Put Scotch(r) Double Sided Tape on the Shim
My friend Nathan points out that if the tape fits inside of the button, perhaps using some Scotch(r) Foam Mounting Tape. It's a solid idea, except for I didn't find any foam tape on my desk, as opposed to all of my other materials ;-)
-Edit: ke4sfq points out that the foam tape is too thick and keeps the buttons depressed the entire time. He used a 3 card stack, and was pleased. Thanks ke4sfq!
Step 8: Repeat Steps 5-7 for all Five Buttons
Step 9: Put Your Axe Back Together
Step 10: Rock Out!!
Also, I had just a bit of trouble with the yellow button registering when I wasn't pushing it. It has largely subsided, but I'm going to party hard with the Axe tonight, so we'll see if the constant mashing will have any impact on it.
Final word: I might go to a 3 layer shim, if accuracy problems persist. But from the first song I tried after the mod, my accuracy was pretty damn good!