Big Frets

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  1. es3456

    es3456 Member

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    I am in need of getting a taylor 810 and a Yairi re-fretted and I am thinking of getting bigger frets. I play blues and classic folk/rock.
    Please give me your opinion of big frets on acoustics. I love large frets on electrics. Thanks
     
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  3. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    I have had them and don't like them.

    I think small frets belong on an acoustic.
     
  4. seven diamonds

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    Had 'em installed on a Taylor jumbo once. Back in the earlier days I thought Taylor frets were softer than on the other brands I played but it might have been that I played more and played harder than I meant to. Didn't take any getting used to for me and they lasted longer enough that it was worth it to me...........
     
  5. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    I like 6105s on ALL of my guitars...
     
  6. walterw

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    if you love them on electrics, then you obviously know how to not squeeze too hard and push the strings sharp. go for it, maybe with an in-between, "medium jumbo" sort of vibe.

    now the question is, "regular or stainless?" :stir
     
  7. arthur rotfeld

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    +1

    I'm having a 000 12 fret made by Rick Davis (running dog) right now. It will have the 6105s. This is a great all around fret. Intonates well and can handle a crown or two.

    I like the feel of large frets on all guitars.

    Nothing turns me off like tiny frets, except maybe a small radius and baseball bat neck to go along with them. Yuck.
     
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    Right. It's usually less of an issue with the heavier gauge strings on the acoustics and the wound G.
     
  9. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    all about big frets:
    .070” high bar frets on my tricone.

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  10. JSeth

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    I have pretty beefy frets on both my Mark Angus acoustics - don't know the size or # but I love 'em!
     
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    never really cared for them on acoustic or electric
    just had a refret done on my Kirk Sands and my tech talked me into it

    i love them
     

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