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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Refretting my UVMC?

I've just bought a LACSD RG7CSD1, and I have an UVMC since before.
I really liked the UV, but I think the frets are little too low. It might be caused by much playing from the previous owner, but anyway. The frets on the LACSD are much more easy to play on, because of the hight. On the UV it feels like I play directly on the fretboard.

The LACSD has jumbofrets, I think.
Should I refret the UV with jumbofrets, or is it sacrligous?
I mean, i don't know how the original frets felt when they were new so.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 02:46 PM
 
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just make sure the person who does it really knows what he's doing. check previous work done etc.

i don't think it's sacrilegous. maybe if the neck had binding,but a good job should be unnoticeable, except, of course, for the enhanced playability.

good luck.

PS:i'm thinking about the same, but i don't trust anybody here in chile
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah just what i thought, but we do have a guy that has a real good reputation here in Sweden.

Pretty expensive though (at least I think it is), 200$ for a rosewood fretboard without bindings.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 07:14 PM
 
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if that's US dollars, it isn't that high.

let me insist: PLAY A GUITAR HE HAS REFRETTED YOURSELF. the best recomendation you can get is checking yourself.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 07:52 PM
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It only hurts resale value, not that big an issue if you're trying to make it better for "you" to play. $200 is not too high for good work, but, what caprile said!
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-24-2002, 01:06 AM
 
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First you go buy a UVMC, then a LACSD RG7CSD1. What did you do, rob a bank?

Do you have pictures of your LACSD RG7CSD1?

Anyway, congratulations Fredric!
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-24-2002, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hehehe

Here are some pics


I think I will refret the guitar, cause the jumbos on the lacsd feels so perfect, just like I want them.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-24-2002, 12:36 PM
 
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Is that a VHT amp I see on top of that Marshall cab?

If so, how do you like it?

I just picked up a Pittbull 50/CL and the bottom end is very tight and not mushy at all. Definitely sounds better than my Soldano for the Drop-D and 7-string work!

Very nice Custom, too!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-24-2002, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's the previous owner´s VHT
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-24-2002, 02:49 PM
 
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Tjenare Fraspe!
I'm thinking of to perhaps refret my guitar too.
If you do it, could you email me or something, and let me know how it turned out? And where you did the job?
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 09:08 AM
 
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Please do your homework on the re-fret. I just got one back that sucked - all frets are uneven and there is glue everywhere (even under the clear finish on the board) I paid $150 and am now paying another $90 to hopefully get it playable again.

After this, I will never get a guitar re-fretted again.

When the frets go, I'm burning 'em for heat.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 02:50 PM
 
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The guy in question is Paul Guy, he's very well known in Sweden for his excellent work. He is the only person that John Norum trusts to setup his guitars.
He also sells his own line of guitars. They're pretty sweet looking, you can have a look here: http://home.swipnet.se/~w-37192/
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-27-2002, 07:31 AM
 
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I've been away for a while so I didn't notice this thread before now...

Congrats on your LACSD, Fredrik!!!!!

I've been drooling over one of these myself but I can't find the necessary bucks.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-28-2002, 01:36 AM
 
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refrets...

Don't let a bad refret from someone kill the idea of future refrets. I do alot of refrets where I work, and I know how some other places do it...we end up fixing alot of other people's refrets. But for alot of people, guitars are very much a relationship, and it's like having someone beat up your best friend when they screw up your guitar. It's scary to make changes to something so connected to you.

If the frets are all uneven, I'd ask if this they had a warranty to fix the problems they left behind. Most shops do that...there's no excuse for not. They should be able to just top & crown the new frets to even them out, and the glue, while it shouldn't have been that messy in the first place, shouldn't be hard to clean up... Go back and ask them their policy on fixing the issues you mentioned. It couldn't hurt...
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