Frets pulling

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Danny G, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Danny G

    Danny G Guest

    Some of the higher frets are pulling a bit on my '79 Iceman, and the high-E string often gets caught.

    Is this a DIY quick fix, or should I consult the pros?


    Also, I heard that going between tunings (standard E to Standard D and vice versa) can exacerbate this.


    Ideas?
     
  2. jezzzz2003

    jezzzz2003 Member

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    You will have to gently knock them back in and file the sharp edges back.
     
  3. tonezoneonline

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    I would replace the frets.If they are coming out ,you can push them back but what about pushing them back changes them so they won't come out again?
    Nothing the way I see it.
    I'm not aware of anything that would effect this just by using different tunings.
     
  4. Danny G

    Danny G Guest

    I tried *gently* tapping them back into place with a hammer.

    Had no effect. Seems theres a slight gap between the fretboard and the edges of the frets. When I get some cash, I take it to the professionals.
     
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