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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Frets flaking?

I have a 2170FB. The 8th fret seems to be flaking. It's leaving metal shavings on my fretboard.

What is going on? Is this normal wear? I have never seen this before. Maybe because my other guitar has stainless steel frets?

Help?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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Re: Frets flaking?

YIKES!
Could be a nick in the fret causing it to flake when you bend the strings across that spot. I'd have it looked at.
Where in Chicago are you, I know a guy on the south side that will do a crown and level pretty inexpensively and has a quick turnaround time.
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Question Re: Frets flaking?

You sure it's not the strings that are 'flaking' ?? Or it could be very worn wound strings wearing the fret quicker ??
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Frets flaking?

I changed the strings thinking they were the culprit. It didn't go away. The flaking seems to be the worst on the 8th through 12th frets. I don't get it. There are tiny metal shavings on the fretboard! I play, wipe them off and the next time I play they are there again!

Thanks for the offer to hook me up with a Chicago luthier. I'm afraid the South Side is a little far though.

I'll have to take it in. Ugh. I hope it isn't something stupid.

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Frets flaking?

Btw, I've owned the guitar for a year. If the fret bars were faulty wouldn't I have known by now?

Could it be I got a stinker with faulty fret bars? And it's out of warranty I'm sure so I'm *bleeped*.

What are the chances of Ibanez doing anything about it?
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Re: Frets flaking?

Can you post a picture of your culprit frets? That might help better diagnose.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Frets flaking?

I'll see if I can get one that close.
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Re: Frets flaking?

I have the same problem on my JS1000. The fretwire is not that great.

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Frets flaking?

What have you done about it?

These are not cheap guitars (at least in terms of price)! After only a year of light playing I might have to get a fret job?

I just noticed there is a fretwear on the first fret. It's a small dent.

Again, after only having it a year and it doesn't even see an hour a day consistently.
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Re: Frets flaking?

Strange, I have never noticed this happening on my 5 ibanez guitars including a JS-1 and JS-100. I guess your fret wire might have been from a bad batch.
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Re: Frets flaking?

It probably was. I haven't checked to see if the same problem happens on my crystal planet or my prm but, that's what I've noticed. Although, lately it hasn't happened that much.

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Re: Frets flaking?

And I'm assuming I have no recourse...
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Re: Frets flaking?

How old is your guitar?
I would still be interested in seeing a picture of your problem frets.
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Re: Frets flaking?

Have you tried Selsun Blue?
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Re: Frets flaking?

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How old is your guitar?
I would still be interested in seeing a picture of your problem frets.
It's an '06. I've had it a year and it was bought new. It was a gift from a friend.

It has a lot of sentimental value.

Still working on the photos. I haven't had the time to get the camera out yet.
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