Quick question about frets

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Lemon Crush, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Lemon Crush

    Lemon Crush Member

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    How are vintage Fender frets compared to vintage Gibson frets? In size I mean...I know both are tiny, but are the Fender's bigger than "fretless wonder" frets?
     
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  3. Lemon Crush

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    Well, tiny frets don't bother me on my friend's R7 Custom...but when I tried a 52 Tele RI, I hated it...but just wondering if it's something I'd adjust too.
     
  4. rspencer

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    Maybe. Probably. After growing used to the smaller frets on my two main guitars, I've grown to prefer them. And when I grab a guitar with jumbo frets, I feel a bit out of sorts.
     
  5. Lemon Crush

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    Yeah, I just wouldn't wanna buy a 52 or 62 RI and never get used to the frets you know?
     
  6. Deathmonkey

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    I always thought that Gibson frets - aside from those on the fretless wonders - were larger than Fender. Am I nuts?
     
  7. Lublin

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    A 12" radius, like that on a Gibson, is way more manageable FOR ME when playing small frets. When I play a vintage Fender frets on a 7.25 radius I'm not as comfortable.
     

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