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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-24-2003, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Refretting my JEM

I bought my JEM used. After a few months I had the frets polished and evened out since there was some ware on the frets. Anyway, the tech did a good job and I am very happy.

I do have a low setup. The frets are already low now, so I at time find it hard for control. I like to have it refretted to increase the height of the frets, so that I may get more control of the strings.

Is there any risks in doing this? Will it be more cost effective to buy a new neck instead? Any advise?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-25-2003, 12:24 AM
 
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No risk to the guitar so long as you take it to someone that has the tools and knows what to do. I've seen some bad refrets come into our shop to get re-refretted...lol
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-25-2003, 06:29 PM
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A refret is certainly more cost effective than buying a new Jem neck. Try Jeremy at LGM (the the banner above) and see how backed up he is; he can knock it out for you at a reasonable price.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-26-2003, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys!
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-2003, 04:04 PM
 
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Jeremy refretted my Jem neck and I am VERY VERY happy (He also did an inlay for me) His prices are pretty good and it's much cheaper than getting a new neck. His work is impeccable and he'll make sure you're happy with the finish product.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-03-2003, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where is LGM located? I will have to ship it then...
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alberta Canada I believe
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Jeremy is rumored to be able to see Santa's place from his bedroom window.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2003, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I won't be able to ship to Alberta from TEXAS. It's just too far and the shipping costs will be too high.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2003, 03:47 PM
 
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I was thinking about sending my fender strat in to get the neck scalloped, I live in Boston, so I dont think ill have any problems with shipping.
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Well, I won't be able to ship to Alberta from TEXAS. It's just too far and the shipping costs will be too high.
It usually doesn't cost much more than $15 via USPS air mail
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2003, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Are you certain? $15.00 seems pretty low to me.
I got my guitar used. It was shipped from Alabama to Chicago for $50.00 including insurance charges. And it took 1 week to arrive by land.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-07-2003, 11:46 PM
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[he means just the neck, but you got raped on shipping the guitar!]
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2003, 12:07 AM
 
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I just shipped a guitar from Baltimore to MANF in Encino, CA via UPS for $20.21
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