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Suhr fret specs

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What does the term "heavy" mean on the spec sheet? Jumbo...med jumbo, nickel, stainless steel? Does anyone know?
 

jhumber

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To me they feel similar to 6105s, but I'm sure John Suhr will be along shortly with a more exact reply. Whatever they are, they feel great on my Even C RB neck :)
They won't be stainless unless they're specifically denoted as such on the spec sheet, so you will often see "Heavy" or "Heavy SS" written on sheets.
 

GarMan

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I believe heavy are close to med-jumbo. Medium is close to the 6105 fret, which is my fave.
 

A-Bone

Montonero, MOY, Multitudes
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I think these are the specs of these frets at Suhr. John will likely correct me if I am wrong.

Heavy - 0.051" Height x 0.108" Width
Medium - 0.055" Height x 0.090" Width
Jumbo - 0.057" Height x 0.110" Width
 

calpa94

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the heavy frets have sort of a triangle shape to them. They are not wide and round like jumbos.
 

Phil M

Shapeshifting Member
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Heavy is the fret size I like from Suhr. Low and wide.
 

diego

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For comparison:

[FONT=&quot]Dunlop 6150 .042 .102 18% NS
Dunlop 6230 .043 .078 18% NS
Dunlop 6220 .043 .079 18% NS
Dunlop 6170 .043 .099 18% NS
Dunlop 6110 .050 .115 18% NS
Dunlop 6120 .051 .114 18% NS
Dunlop 6105 .055 .090 18% NS
Dunlop 6100 .055 .110 18% NS[/FONT]
 

Phil M

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Go bonk your own head. Of the ones listed on the Suhr spec sheet:

Heavy - 0.051" Height x 0.108" Width
Medium - 0.055" Height x 0.090" Width
Jumbo - 0.057" Height x 0.110" Width

Relatively speaking they are the low and wide profile. I've had all 3, they feel that way too.
 

shallbe

Deputy Plankspanker
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What, low compared to a table?
No, low compared to the other two choices from Suhr.

I have the medium wire on a few Suhrs and prefer the Heavy because it is a little bit lower and the way they finish the fret in shape and smoothness really makes for an easy playing experience.
 

shallbe

Deputy Plankspanker
Platinum Supporting Member
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Heavy is the tallest wire .
Nope. Read the specs. Even medium is taller than heavy regarding Suhr.

It amazes me that you speak like you are the authority, in spite of posted specs, experienced customers with the actual guitars and fretwire, and the business owner chiming in.
 

artguy47

Ol' CuRmUGeOn
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Nope. Read the specs. Even medium is taller than heavy regarding Suhr.

It amazes me that you speak like you are the authority, in spite of posted specs, experienced customers with the actual guitars and fretwire, and the business owner chiming in.


Agreed!:huh
 




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