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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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fret wear

I've noticed the frets on my rg are starting to show signs of wear. I'm sure they will last alot longer as it only the very tops which are a bit flat. just wondering if its possible to replace frets or the whole fret board.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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Re: fret wear

its possible (refretting) but is an expensive procedure if donne by a profesional.
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Re: fret wear

You can just get the frets leveled and crowned. Yes, they will be a bit shorter but assuming the grooves in them aren't too deep, they will feel fine.

Most frets, except for the super low versions, are meant to be leveled and crowned a few times over their life span.

BTW, this is a good reason to own and play more than one guitar - you can spread the fret wear across several instruments.
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Re: fret wear

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You can just get the frets leveled and crowned. Yes, they will be a bit shorter but assuming the grooves in them aren't too deep, they will feel fine.

Most frets, except for the super low versions, are meant to be leveled and crowned a few times over their life span.

BTW, this is a good reason to own and play more than one guitar - you can spread the fret wear across several instruments.
"BTW, this is a good reason to own and play more than one guitar"

I like this part of your response!!
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Re: fret wear

Refret with stainless steel frets and never have to worry about it.
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You can just get the frets leveled and crowned. Yes, they will be a bit shorter but assuming the grooves in them aren't too deep, they will feel fine.

Most frets, except for the super low versions, are meant to be leveled and crowned a few times over their life span.

BTW, this is a good reason to own and play more than one guitar - you can spread the fret wear across several instruments.
And preserve the studs and bridge edges on floating trems loaded guitars
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Refret with stainless steel frets and never have to worry about it.
That's a very good point too.
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Re: fret wear

take it for a routine setup, most techs will include a level and crown with the setup. No need replacing the frets for a little wear.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: fret wear

thanks guys. I was just getting a little worried and I thought that may stop me playing as much. but if you can get them leveled every now and then then thats fine and when they are finaly dead I will just replace with stainless steel ones
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