Hi VKB Shredder ,
That's reply I was looking for ,thanks .
Which size SS frets did you put in , Jumbo or substitute for Warmoth 6105 ?
I can do better than that, here’s the link where I bought it from.
This is Jescar fret wire (the make you want) the part number is FWSS110
As for size I looked for the tallest fret-wire I could get in stainless, even then I scalloped the board, but that’s my personal taste.
This part number is for a four foot length, if you haven’t fitted stainless before I suggest you get 2 lengths to practice with. The wire is actually very cheap but it is the postage and packaging that bumps the price up when buying small amounts.
Manufactures and luthiers know full well that stainless steel fret wire is considerably better for the player but try to cloud the issue with mumbo jumbo about a “plinky” noise or “they wear your strings out quicker” etc. This is all of course rubbish, the fact is stainless steel takes a little more effort to install than the softer nickel and so they don’t want the extra hassle.
Don’t get the impression that it takes an awful lot longer to install and dress them. I would estimate it to take possibly another 2 hours or so compared to a nickel re-fret. If you are intending to have a luthier do the work you will have to pay slightly more than a standard nickel re-fret but not really much more than 2 hours and perhaps a contribution to the extra wear on his files and cutters.
Most importantly check the prospective luthiers work before you hand over your guitar. Don’t go to a luthier who even starts to suggest that you install nickel instead of stainless as they are obviously not keen on stainless and will use it as an excuse if they mess up.
Anyone you go to needs good quality tools (diamond files etc) and a little experience with stainless. Your average budget luthier isn’t really going to be up to it. Some have the decency to admit they aren’t capable of installing stainless but you have to watch out for the ones who claim they can but quickly get out of their depth and mess up your guitar !!
Good luck with your re-fret, you will love the stainless feel and welcome to the stainless club !!