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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#820644
Just wanting to give Grant a bit of a praise-up for the refret he's just done on my favourite 1990 Strat. Just an all round top bloke, kept in communication throughout with photos and updates.

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Cutting a new nut, went with Micarta over bone

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Brittle lacquer to be considered

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Frets seared

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Frets done

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Job done

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Great to get it back, it's probably playing better now than it was when I bought it :thumbup:
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BY jeremyb
#820645
Whats even more impressive is that he has what I imagine is an incredibly busy work life, a band, kids, wife, and everything else going on and still fits in time to help people out like this, true legend!
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BY willow13
#820646
and hats off to you Mini for not calling it my "beloved" guitar ...fuck I hate that, see it on trade me all the time :rofl:
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BY calling card
#820681
Inspiring me to diy jumbo my strat frets. Looking at the photos you install frets slightly oversize in length and trim in to fit. Do they try to jump out of the slot at the point of snipping off?
Kudos on the nut making too, something never to underestimated.
#820771
jeremyb wrote:Whats even more impressive is that he has what I imagine is an incredibly busy work life, a band, kids, wife, and everything else going on and still fits in time to help people out like this, true legend!

Definitely. I was kept in constant communication throughout with Grant always sending back quick replies to my stupid questions!

Molly wrote:Nice one, Jim. Grant did a killer job on my Strat too.

Good to hear. What size frets did you get on yours?

StrummersOfThunder wrote:He does great work

Agreed!
#820773
GrantB wrote:Video is too long, and water? But look at 40:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nONCCSdA9Ds

I know, water ?! I watched that video when it first came out, thought I would get 5-10mins in and be bored senseless. Watched the whole thing, was fascinating!

Just out of curiosity, how close are you to following Jonny's approaches to a refret? Guessing there's going to be a lot of similarities in the actual steps and process, but judging by your comment it maybe sounds like water isn't something you are using! Jonny looks like a very experienced professional to me but would be interested to know what you thought :clap:
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willow13 wrote:and hats off to you Mini for not calling it my "beloved" guitar ...fuck I hate that, see it on trade me all the time :rofl:

Haha, well this one is going to the grave with me. It's a great guitar as it's the first one I ever bought, but I'm not afraid to mod it or anything. As such I wouldn't say it's anything near 'beloved', it's just a block of wood I enjoy picking up and using :)
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Molly wrote:BIG! :-)

Noice. Dunno which fretwire is classed as big, I got Grant to put 6150 on mine.
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BY Molly
#820801
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Molly wrote:BIG! :-)

Noice. Dunno which fretwire is classed as big, I got Grant to put 6150 on mine.


I think Malmsteen has Dunlop 6000. Mine was an equivalent of 6100 I think so not really the biggest.
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BY GrantB
#820805
StewMac Item # 0154-LB for both those Strat necks. It's great fret wire.