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ninja636 05-19-2008 10:38 PM

Anyone here know how to do frets?
 
I noticed the ole' battle weary axe(esp/ltd M100FM) is gettin' some pretty flat spots on a lot of her frets. Any one here know whats involved in a fret job? I prefer to do it myself. If I f*** up I'll take it to Birmingham or Atlanta to get it fixed. The LMS here SUX A**! I did do all my own intonation and action setup, I bought a book. Did a pretty good job of it too if I do say so myself. I'm pretty sure I can handle a fret job if I know what it involves.Thanks for any info on tools needed etc.

floydmoline 05-20-2008 12:09 AM

Re: Anyone here know how to do frets?
 
a fret job is significantly more difficult to do than a setup, a certain degree of carpentry / luthier skill is involved, it is very difficult to get the frets off that are on there without damaging the fretboard, re-fretting an unfretted guitar is a not too bad but getting them off sucks, tools you'd require are a sanding block with the same radius as your fret board, and a few various fine grit metal files........ i have tried a few times in my life, and i would NOT recommend doing it yourself on a guitar you can't afford to really fuck up, because i willalmost garuntee you will fuck up the guitar the first few times you try it lol, search google, there are a ton of building sites with fretting how-to's..... i'll look around later and see if i can locate a few good tutorials......

ninja636 05-20-2008 06:50 AM

Re: Anyone here know how to do frets?
 
Thanks. Once I see the level of difficulty involved, I may take it to GC in Birmingham.Or if I think I can handle it, I'll do it myself. Since I'm seriously considering a new guitar, and I've had this one for a couple of years now, I can afford to muck it up a little.

arham 01-29-2015 04:18 AM

agree with the advice of a guitar tech.

I'm guessing a truss rod tweak and maybe a touch shaved off the bottom of the saddle is in order.


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