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Medium Jumbo Fretwire Help

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I prefer medium jumbo fretwire on my guitars. Dunlop 6130's measure at .104w x .036t. What would be the equivalent Jescar wire? TIA
 
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walterw

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wow, .036" and even .039" high is pretty much not "jumbo" at all in my book, that's just low vintage wire.

.047" high would be a legit "medium jumbo" as far as i can tell (i think that's historic paul spec), while actual jumbo would be in the zone of .055".
 

Eagle1

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wow, .036" and even .039" high is pretty much not "jumbo" at all in my book, that's just low vintage wire.

.047" high would be a legit "medium jumbo" as far as i can tell (i think that's historic paul spec), while actual jumbo would be in the zone of .055".
I agree.
 

JimmyB

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wow, .036" and even .039" high is pretty much not "jumbo" at all in my book, that's just low vintage wire.

.047" high would be a legit "medium jumbo" as far as i can tell (i think that's historic paul spec), while actual jumbo would be in the zone of .055".
Actually, that is classic 'jumbo' fretwire... based on the .104 - .106 width, rather than the height!

It's only recently (like the last 25 years ;)) that the giant railroad-track clown stuff like 6100 has absconded with the 'jumbo' appellation. :omg
 

Sweetfinger

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Actually, that is classic 'jumbo' fretwire... based on the .104 - .106 width, rather than the height!

It's only recently (like the last 25 years ;)) that the giant railroad-track clown stuff like 6100 has absconded with the 'jumbo' appellation. :omg
I've said it before, I've had customers who brought in a modern guitar that already has a large stock fret- .050 to .055" high and will tell me "I need this refretted with jumbo frets."
I'll ask them if they mean smaller wire, because most "jumbo" wire will actually be smaller than what they have.
They don't realize they already have "extra jumbo" frets.
Then there's the guys that want "The biggest stuff you got". When I show them the .102 by .170", they don't actually want it.
 






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