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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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frets apparently are really soft?

so the other day i got pissed off and thew a blank cd away from my guitars but the wind took it and it nailed the fret board on my rg 350 ex now one of my frets has a bur in it, annoying as hell how can i fix it, and are they really that soft?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 04:20 PM
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Re: frets apparently are really soft?

Ah man, that sucks... I don't know if there's a fix for that short of re-fretting that fret. I'm not sure how much that would cost, might be cheaper just to get another neck and then get the other fixed to keep as a spare.

Maybe some members will have an idea or two
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 06:03 PM
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Re: frets apparently are really soft?

Non MIJ model guitars do have a softer metal for frets. You can't just get a fret level and polish to sort it out?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 06:31 PM
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Re: frets apparently are really soft?

Wow, that sucks! Take it over to Joe Glaser (he's in Nashville, in case you don't know) and he will repair it for you.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 06:58 PM
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Re: frets apparently are really soft?

Sadly they are really that soft. I'd look into getting a stainless steel refret, since they last practically forever. Brings out a little more top end in the guitar too apparently.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 07:19 PM
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Re: frets apparently are really soft?

A bandmate of mine dropped plyers on my rg550 once and i got a burr on the 15th.

I took some 0000 grade steel wool to it and it smoothed it right out. It wasn't a big burr mind. But enough to feel like a canyon when playing.

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