Suhr fret specs

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  1. Count_Chocolat

    Count_Chocolat Member

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    What does the term "heavy" mean on the spec sheet? Jumbo...med jumbo, nickel, stainless steel? Does anyone know?
     
  2. elq

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    I have a Suhr Modern with Jumbo stainless frets and they feel very much like my Thorn S/S with Jescar 57110S frets which jescar (http://jescar.com/fretwire.html) says are .110" X .057
     
  3. jhumber

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    To me they feel similar to 6105s, but I'm sure John Suhr will be along shortly with a more exact reply. Whatever they are, they feel great on my Even C RB neck :)
    They won't be stainless unless they're specifically denoted as such on the spec sheet, so you will often see "Heavy" or "Heavy SS" written on sheets.
     
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    I believe heavy are close to med-jumbo. Medium is close to the 6105 fret, which is my fave.
     
  5. A-Bone

    A-Bone Gold Supporting Member

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    I think these are the specs of these frets at Suhr. John will likely correct me if I am wrong.

    Heavy - 0.051" Height x 0.108" Width
    Medium - 0.055" Height x 0.090" Width
    Jumbo - 0.057" Height x 0.110" Width
     
  6. Eagle1

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    Suhr uses the Jescar wire.
     
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    the heavy frets have sort of a triangle shape to them. They are not wide and round like jumbos.
     
  8. Phil M

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    Heavy is the fret size I like from Suhr. Low and wide.
     
  9. Doug

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    Yes, they are triangular. I love the feel of Suhr's heavy frets. :aok
     
  10. Count_Chocolat

    Count_Chocolat Member

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    Does anyone know the material?
     
  11. diego

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    For comparison:

    [FONT=&quot]Dunlop 6150 .042 .102 18% NS
    Dunlop 6230 .043 .078 18% NS
    Dunlop 6220 .043 .079 18% NS
    Dunlop 6170 .043 .099 18% NS
    Dunlop 6110 .050 .115 18% NS
    Dunlop 6120 .051 .114 18% NS
    Dunlop 6105 .055 .090 18% NS
    Dunlop 6100 .055 .110 18% NS[/FONT]
     
  12. shallbe

    shallbe Gold Supporting Member

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    I agree.
     
  13. Eagle1

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    It is about as high as it gets , Jescars tallest wire higher than 6100.
     
  14. Phil M

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    Go bonk your own head. Of the ones listed on the Suhr spec sheet:

    Heavy - 0.051" Height x 0.108" Width
    Medium - 0.055" Height x 0.090" Width
    Jumbo - 0.057" Height x 0.110" Width

    Relatively speaking they are the low and wide profile. I've had all 3, they feel that way too.
     
  15. Eagle1

    Eagle1 Member

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    What, low compared to a table?
     
  16. shallbe

    shallbe Gold Supporting Member

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    No, low compared to the other two choices from Suhr.

    I have the medium wire on a few Suhrs and prefer the Heavy because it is a little bit lower and the way they finish the fret in shape and smoothness really makes for an easy playing experience.
     
  17. Eagle1

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    Heavy is the tallest wire .
     
  18. Husky

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    We offer a Jumbo which is bigger than heavy somewhere between 6100 and 6000 Dunlop wire
     
  19. shallbe

    shallbe Gold Supporting Member

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    Nope. Read the specs. Even medium is taller than heavy regarding Suhr.

    It amazes me that you speak like you are the authority, in spite of posted specs, experienced customers with the actual guitars and fretwire, and the business owner chiming in.
     
  20. artguy47

    artguy47 Ol' CuRmUGeOn Gold Supporting Member

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    Agreed!:huh
     

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