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Favourite size fret?

Small,
3
16%
Medium
1
5%
Medium jumbo
6
32%
Jumbo
9
47%
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BY Bg
#769857
I don't like matchsticks, other than that I'm fine
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BY Single coil
#769858
willow13 wrote:leave the small frets in and scallop the board...much quicker than a refret and its basically free :rofl:


How does one do this?
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BY willow13
#769863
Single coil wrote:
willow13 wrote:leave the small frets in and scallop the board...much quicker than a refret and its basically free :rofl:


How does one do this?


I use round files and 800-1200 grit sand paper
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BY sunburster
#769872
All my guitars have vintage-size frets (I guess that's "small" on this survey) and 7.25" radius. I don't really like guitars that stray from these specs.
BY Molly
#769873
Single coil wrote:
willow13 wrote:leave the small frets in and scallop the board...much quicker than a refret and its basically free :rofl:


How does one do this?


Black & Decker
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BY hamo
#769876
I don't really know. Probably haven't played enough guitars to know the difference.
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BY willow13
#769877
hamo wrote:I don't really know. Probably haven't played enough guitars to know the difference.


your charvel is medium jumbo I would say
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BY willow13
#769879
Molly wrote:
Single coil wrote:
willow13 wrote:leave the small frets in and scallop the board...much quicker than a refret and its basically free :rofl:


How does one do this?


Black & Decker


yeah I have done a couple with a sanding drum on a drill.....works great and is super fast but you have to be so careful not to sand the sides of the fret wire. But after using one you still have to go back and use files/sand paper to get close to the fret wire so I just use files now
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BY jeremyb
#769882
willow13 wrote:I like narrow and tall but aren't really to fussed although I really don't like the huge wide ones :rofl:


You're the same about woman eh? :mental:
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BY willow13
#769887
jeremyb wrote:
willow13 wrote:I like narrow and tall but aren't really to fussed although I really don't like the huge wide ones :rofl:


You're the same about woman eh? :mental:


I like titties....huge titties :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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BY Reg18
#769889
It seems that the majority so far prefer jumbo with medium jumbo coming in a close second.
What would a reasonable price be to do a full refret (including the cost of the fret wire)
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BY Single coil
#769892
$300 would be great.
$400 is probably more realistic.
$500 and I would expect a really good stainless job.

Fretwire is ~7 bucks for a metre on guitarparts.
You could probably do your own with average garden variety clippers and some modelling files to get the ends right.
Getting the old ones out without eating the fretboard will be the tricky bit.
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BY Reg18
#769895
Single coil wrote:$300 would be great.
$400 is probably more realistic.
$500 and I would expect a really good stainless job.

Fretwire is ~7 bucks for a metre on guitarparts.
You could probably do your own with average garden variety clippers and some modelling files to get the ends right.
Getting the old ones out without eating the fretboard will be the tricky bit.


Really that much? I'm sure my local guy charged me less than $100 for a full fret polish and crown (he also replaced some of the frets entirely) on my acoustic last year. I figured it would be a little more than that but maybe I need to consider a whole new neck!
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BY Single coil
#769896
You’d probably get a heaps more accurate estimate by asking a shop.
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BY werdna
#769940
My 85 SG came with old stock frets. At the time Gibson was saving costs by using up leftover parts that were sitting around from previous decades. The frets were flat, not crowned. Guitars with these frets included some LP Customs from the late 60s through the 70s. They were known as fretless wonders. You could slide up and down so easily, but you could not bend a note because of the friction of your finger pad against the rosewood board. A jazz player's dream but a rock or blues player's nightmare. I bought the SG in 1999 at which time the frets showed no signs of wear. However the playing experience was horrible, so the SG sat unplayed for about 15 years. Then I refretted with pyramid frets and things have been good since.