Hoooo-weeeee! Look a' dem frets!

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  1. FlackBase

    FlackBase Felonious Monkey Gold Supporting Member

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial]I've had this fantastic Nocaster Relic for a several weeks now and I've been wild about the tone, feel and even the looks, but dem tinyass frets was givin me fits!

    I dropped it off last week at my local superluthier's and had him pop on a set of bigguns. Best $140 I've spent all year!

    The fret height went from .033 to .057 and now Flack is a very VERY happy boy ;)

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  2. Badger18

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    I don't like dem littlins either....I like dem biggins better too!

    Looks like he did a great job.....congrats!
     
  3. George Johnson

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    HoooWeee is right.

    Those are freakin' skyscrapers!

    cool. :cool:
     
  4. FlackBase

    FlackBase Felonious Monkey Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks! This guy really does excellent work at a very reasonable price. It's my 4th refret with him, and it really makes all the difference in the world if you like to do a lot of bending.
     
  5. Tonefish

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    Big wire for me too! Looks like a nice job. Happy notes!
     
  6. sausagefingers

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    What does a fret job cost if I may ask? How often do you replace em for wear? I have a 25 year old LP with original frets, someone told me a few years ago I should get a fret job...

    Peace
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  7. frankencat

    frankencat Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't like the little buggers either but yikes! Those are the bigguns! ;)
     
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    OK Where did you have then installed at? Turnaround time? Please, I need two to be fretted..
     
  9. FlackBase

    FlackBase Felonious Monkey Gold Supporting Member

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    Scott: A local guy (Fort Worth, TX) named Mark Cigainero. He quotes $175 but I give him a lot of work, so he gives me a discount. Turnaround was exactly one week (a holiday week at that!). I don't know if he does any non-local work that involves shipping, etc. but email me and I'll give you his number.
     
  10. buddastrat

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    What size are those?! Man they are tall.

    That price is cheap!!!! I wish there was someone that cheap around here. Going rate is $300-400!
     
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    Yeah they are pretty tall for me. I am afraid I would fret chords out of tune with those. Bet they bend great though and with all that height you can recrown them like 87 times before you need to refret again!
     
  12. Phineas

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    yeah - what size frets are those? are they like 6105s on steroids? if so i'm interested.
     
  13. The Pup

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    What strings are you using on that Nocaster?
     
  14. Gasp100

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    Those are hurdles, not frets :rotflmao
     
  15. FlackBase

    FlackBase Felonious Monkey Gold Supporting Member

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    Hah! They are 6105's and I have it strung with 10's. The neck was very true and straight so he only had to pull a couple thousandths off for a dress. 6105 is speced at .055 tall but this roll was .059. Maybe his digital mic was off a little, but they do look and feel a little taller than a couple of other factory 6105 guitars I have.
     
  16. Phineas

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    very nice flackbase! i was right - 6105s on steroids. i wish i knew how to special order that.

    i bet bends are killer!
     
  17. Dave Orban

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    My favorite frets. ALL of my guitars -- new and vintage -- have 'em. ;)
     
  18. auburn-grad

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    ...those look like railroad ties.....but, I like' em.....

    ...I didnt realize it was so cheap......there have been many 'a guitar that I didn't buy because it had teeny frets....if I would have known that it was so cheap to get it done, I may have bought a few of them......

    I will keep this in-mind with my future purchases....
     
  19. diego

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    Nice job and great price! Wow! I'll bet that guitar is a real slut to play now.
     
  20. AndrewSimon

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    That's a very good price, In my area it's about $300 and up.

    :)
     

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