EJ Strat Fretwire?

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  1. jcshirke

    jcshirke Silver Supporting Member

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    Does anyone know what size fretwire is used on the EJ Strats?

    I just had another Strat refretted with 6100 wire and compared it to my EJ Strat. The EJ frets definitely aren't 6100. My guess is maybe 6105, but does anyone know for sure?

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  2. Eagle1

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    Some of EJ own are 6100, Fender have a habit of taming the specks down for public consumption.
     
  3. KLB

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    The EJ frets are jumbo in width but measure about .040 high vs. .055 for the Dunlop 6100. I much prefer 6100.
     
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    Thats because Fender file them down way to much. Try a bunch or EJs there all different:BITCH.
     
  5. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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    Fender specs the fretwire on EJ strats as "medium jumbo" which usually equates to 6105, not 6100 or 6130. In a perfect world, Dunlop 6105 fret wire measures .096 x .047 before any leveling (for the record, 6100 measures .112 x .055). You should also allow for slight variance due to manufacturing tolerances.
     
  6. Soapbarstrat

    Soapbarstrat Senior Member

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    No, for the thousandth time, *Dunlop* 6105 is .055" tall.

    This gets old. Wouldn't have to be subjected to this endless confusion if I would have decided to play the organ instead. Go to the organ forum and see that all they can ever complain about is someone getting peanut butter on the keys or something like that.
     
  7. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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    This could be the source of some of the confusion: Warmoth sells 6105 wire that is listed as .047. It's possible they have "borrowed" Dunlop numbers and substituted their own comparable sizes. What's .008 among friends?

    http://www.warmoth.com/supplies/supplies.cfm?fuseaction=fretwire

    Having reviewed other charts that are far more thorough, I must retract my earlier numbers and state that the correct Dunlop sizes are:

    1. 6100 - .110 x .055
    2. 6105 - .090 x .055

    And here's a dandy of a chart from lutherie.net:
    http://www.lutherie.net/fret.chart.html

    Now on to more important discussion topics like: what kinds of women you can meet in organ forums...
     
  8. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

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    The EJ strat frets are really wide and really low. If you measure them with a set of calipers, I think they are a touch wider than the 6100 Jescar frets on my K-line but nowhere near as tall.
     
  9. guitarstan

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    Now your talking my language, information I or anyone can actually use.

    Thanks!
     

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