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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-14-2008, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gold Fret wire?

Anyone have any experiences?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-15-2008, 04:32 AM
 
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Re: Gold Fret wire?

as in "real gold" ? I would think that real gold, along with being extremely expensive, would also be extremely soft and short-lived.

The reason steel is used mostly is because it is damned hard.
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Re: Gold Fret wire?

Also, wouldn't gold fret wire look a bit tacky? Just my opinion
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Re: Gold Fret wire?

For the reason Ibateur says it would have to be gold colour plated steel that would probably wear off in use - so will probably end up looking pretty crappy.

It would look nice on something like the gold RG that was posted a week or so ago or maybe against a solid black guitar with gold hardware.
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Re: Gold Fret wire?

I think he means gold colored frets. http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/necks/...=fretsize#gold

I have no experience with them BTW. Although they say the color is solid through so at least the color wont wear off.
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Re: Gold Fret wire?

Makes sense to have it "colored steel".

If that's the case, I would think along the lines of scotte_za.
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With gold hardware it would look damn sharp...IMO
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Re: Gold Fret wire?

anyone know where i can get gold strings ??
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Look for a brand called Maxima.
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Re: Gold Fret wire?

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I think he means gold colored frets. http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/necks/...=fretsize#gold

I have no experience with them BTW. Although they say the color is solid through so at least the color wont wear off.
that makes sense, since as you guys said gold is damn expensive and soft
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