Stainless steel re-fret?

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  1. jb's 52

    jb's 52 Member

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    Recently got my first guitar with stainless steels frets and everything is so much smoother. Bends, sliding up/down the neck, vibrato, etc. I noticed that my strings don't notch up as fast either.

    Anyhow, I have a strat that's gonna need a re-fret soon and I'd like to redo that in stainless steel. Should I re-fret or go with a new neck that has stainless steel already installed?
     
  2. TheClev

    TheClev As seen on TV

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    If you go stainless steel, you'll probably never have to refret again. That's something.
     
  3. Sirloin

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    I'm like you OP. I have a couple if geetars with SS Jumbos. Just got my 1998 R8 refretted with SS Jescar 57110 Jumbos. Super smooth. Almost effortless. No regrets!
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  4. DrewH

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    I'd go with warmoth. You can get a more stable neck out of quartersawn or roasted maple with SS for probably a bit more than what a refret costs.
     
  5. custom53

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    The next time I have to re fret it will, for sure, be stainless steel..
     
  6. Wildwind

    Wildwind Silver Supporting Member

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    What DrewH said. I've gone that route four times. All were fantastic - but not quartersawn or roasted. Good ol'd maple - three with a bit of birdseye, one with flame. Spent a good bit less than re-fretting my Melancon in SS (but zero regrets there as well).
     
  7. Tone_Terrific

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    If you are 100% pleased with the current neck and feel that it belongs to that guitar get it refretted.
    Either way should produce a good result.
    Your chance to change if unhappy or renew if attached.
     
  8. EADGBE

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    That's a good thing indeed.
     
  9. jb's 52

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    Yeah...very good point. I do love that neck on that guitar.
     

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