am I the only one who doesnt like 6105 frets

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  1. neastguy

    neastguy Supporting Member

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    they seem very popular, and yet. for me it feels like your playing over railroad ties... fender medium jumbos are nice and low and smooth... but 6105's are tall and funky... please discuss why u like em or dont... I feel alone:(
     
  2. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    I dunno. They're really the only fret I DO like...

    ALL of my guitars -- vintage and new -- have them.
     
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    u dont find them to tall?
     
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    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    No, not at all. I don't like "jumbos" because they're too fat, and lose a bit of intonation as they wear down...

    But 6105s..? They just feel right, to me...
     
  5. dave s

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    apparently, you ARE the only person who doesn't like them! :D

    You will play guitar for a time, and spend your twilight years all alone with a guitar having small, flatish frets. Enjoy! :D

    dave

    ps: Pretty sure all my strats, past and present have 9.5" and 6105s.
     
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    interesting, maybe i they just didnt work with the guitar i had em on.. I'm curious to see if anyone else feels the same way i do..
     
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    Yes.

    You are the only one who doesn't like 6105's

    At least that makes you unique....
     
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    sheet!!!!!:worried
     
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    or a loser !! dam frets:BITCH
     
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    I don't usually like 6105's...
    When the gig gets going and adrenaline starts pumping I get the bare knuckle syndrome...I push too hard and the notes go sharp.
     
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    Feel great (and allow) more filing!
     
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    I dont like them...not because they're actually too tall they just feel that way because they're narrow...I prefer 6150's myself
     
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    i have 6105's on my Strat... it took me a while to get used to them. They are very tall, but once I got used to them I learned to appreciate the way they let me dig in on bends.
     
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    I'm with you. I like skinny short-ish frets. Basically I have a bunch of old guitars and I've always liked old guitars and old guitars have little frets. So that's what I'm used to.
     
  16. neastguy

    neastguy Supporting Member

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    Im Not Crazy!!!!!!
     
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    I don't think we've really covered that yet...

















    LOL!
     
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    +1 I feel the same way and am a 6150 fan myself.

    As a general observation I have found that people that do a lot of note bending with no trem tend to like the fatter frets, and people that favor bigsbys and trems or do mostly chords tend to favor the thinner ones in my experience with setups and the like.
     
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    On the guitar you had, were they properly leveled and crowned? If I let a guitar go too long without crowning the frets, yes, the 6105 can get pretty boxy.

    I like them because they allow you to have pretty low action, but still have enough height so that the finger tip will pick the adjacent strings up when bending over a step. With anything less tall, I often find that my action preference for the bending response gets the strings up high enough where it will be stumbly when I want to do my three fast licks.
     
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    Like the guys who buy .0095-.044 strings, I would like something between Fender vintage wire and 6105.........
     

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