Hey everyone, got something baffling me here. Maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong. I have an Ibanez S5521Q that I put some BKP Blackhawks in. Turns out these pickups are ridiculously thick - too thick for the body. I had to route out some extra room in the pickup cavities just so they wouldn't touch the strings. This relieved the problem slightly, but I still can't get my action reasonably low without the strings touching or nearly touching the pickups. To solve this, I picked up some basswood from a craft store to shim the neck with. I made a flat shim in the neck pocket and raised the saddles on the bridge. After doing so, I reassembled the neck and found that all of the frets over the neck pocket are dead. Everything below those frets is fine. I'm baffled, but I know an improper shim can ruin a neck so I immediately removed the neck just as a precaution. Any ideas? I'm feeling dumb over here. Thanks!