All Discussions Tagged 'fret' (8)

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Latitude for oversized fret slot widths on a new nut

Greetings,    I am wondering if there is an accepted oversize dimension for nut slot withs on steel stringed instruments (i.e. banjo, guita…

Started by Mark McCornack

3 Jan 27
Reply by Walter W Wright

Installing 22nd fret with overhang

I hope someone more experienced can advise me please. I've carried out many refrets so I'm generally fairly experienced in that respect bu…

Started by Dave Sparrow

5 Apr 17, 2023
Reply by Casey Smith

Seating frets - how well is well enough?

I am doing my third refret right now. I just got the Jaws2 from StewMac (the Bessey clamp fret press), and am using it for the first time o…

Started by Russell Holland

30 Feb 22, 2016
Reply by Russell Holland

Newbie: Seating Frets to Consistent Height; Using cant file correctly.

I just finished my second refretting -  Jazz Bass neck. My first refret was a Danelectro 1445 with just about every neck problem imaginable…

Started by Robbie Collins

54 Dec 30, 2012
Reply by Jeffrey L. Suits

electric octave mandolin

Flattening frets? I've converted a half-size child's Strat into a 5-string EOM (scale length=19"). With new PUs from Carvin it sounds great…

Started by mandolin jack

4 Jan 15, 2010
Reply by mandolin jack

Martin fretboard dots

anyone want to give me some pointers .... how do you cut the holes and install fretboard markers, dots, in a new fretboard? ... a brad poin…

Started by Fritz Froeschner

4 Nov 7, 2009
Reply by Fritz Froeschner

bridge saddle placement with zero fret

When positioning a new bridge on a retopped yamaki guitar with a zero fret do I measure from the nut or the zero fret to place bridge and s…

Started by David Chudnovsky

4 Oct 14, 2009
Reply by David Chudnovsky

Different Neck Tensions When Re-fretting

Hello, I wanted to get some different views about this topic. Feelings on whether there should be tension on the truss rod, moderate tensi…

Started by Dave Bacon

7 Sep 25, 2009
Reply by Dave Bacon


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