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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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putting stainless steel frets on old ibanez guitars

Basically I'm looking for someone to do some stainless steel refrets on a few ibanez guitars. Anyone have it done and it turn out really well? Post links or whatever to who did your refret so I can check them out!!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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Re: putting stainless steel frets on old ibanez guitars

I had Rauen Guitars put stainless steel frets (6105 Jescar) on my Jem 7vwh. Denny did wonderful, flawless work. Nice guy too. Don't really regret having it done.
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Re: putting stainless steel frets on old ibanez guitars

Phil from Philtone Guitar in Baltimore, MD, put stainless steel frets on my Strat, and I couldn't be happier. Check out his website:

http://philtone.com/service.html
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Re: putting stainless steel frets on old ibanez guitars

I put also Jescar 6105 on my 7V; the fretwire size for Jescar is not the same as Wamoth's, but they are awesome! I used the same fretwire for a custom guitar I asembled later.
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Re: putting stainless steel frets on old ibanez guitars

You're right. If I remember, Jescar is the only manufacturer with stainless steel frets and has the same dimensions as what came on the Jem 7v, or Dunlop 6105. I could be wrong, but Dunlop doesn't even make 6105 frets in stainless steel.
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Re: putting stainless steel frets on old ibanez guitars

Warmoth has also stainless steel frets available; I used Jescar because they were what my luthier had available at the time because that fretwire is the best available in his opinion. I let him free to choice and was surprised with the result.

Anyways Jescar measures DIFFER from Warmoth's (wich are the one used on Jems, NOT Dunlop's). 6100 frets WERE Dunlop fretwire but 6105 are Warmoth (see catalog's reference w/6105).
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Re: putting stainless steel frets on old ibanez guitars

I always thought Ibanez used Dunlop for their frets. Did they change recently?

The thought that the original frets on my Jem were Dunlop 6105 made me specifically search for a stainless steel equivalent, dimensionally, which is Jescar. Warmoth 6105 is not the same dimensions as either Dunlop or Jescar, and Dunlop doesn't even make the 6105 dimensions in stainless steel that I could find.

Warmoth 6105 (SS): 0.095" x 0.047"
Dunlop 6105 (nickel/silver): 0.090" x 0.055"
Jescar (SS): 0.090" x 0.055"
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I always thought Ibanez used Dunlop for their frets. Did they change recently?

The thought that the original frets on my Jem were Dunlop 6105 made me specifically search for a stainless steel equivalent, dimensionally, which is Jescar. Warmoth 6105 is not the same dimensions as either Dunlop or Jescar, and Dunlop doesn't even make the 6105 dimensions in stainless steel that I could find.

Warmoth 6105 (SS): 0.095" x 0.047"
Dunlop 6105 (nickel/silver): 0.090" x 0.055"
Jescar (SS): 0.090" x 0.055"
No, they started in 1993 when 7V was released with 6105 fretwire. They used Dunlop 6100 and 6140 for older models but every Jem loaded with 6105's are Warmoth's. Did my homework several years ago when I wanted to refret my 7V because I was in the same mistake as you. When I noticed that Jescar were different from Warmoth's I was afraid Jescar's changed the feel of the neck, but once installed there was no looking back. Nowadays I prefer Jescar over the originals. When playing unplugged they sound a little more metallic than the nickel ones, it is a subtle change that in tone but I like it.
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No, they started in 1993 when 7V was released with 6105 fretwire. They used Dunlop 6100 and 6140 for older models but every Jem loaded with 6105's are Warmoth's. Did my homework several years ago when I wanted to refret my 7V because I was in the same mistake as you. When I noticed that Jescar were different from Warmoth's I was afraid Jescar's changed the feel of the neck, but once installed there was no looking back. Nowadays I prefer Jescar over the originals. When playing unplugged they sound a little more metallic than the nickel ones, it is a subtle change that in tone but I like it.
Haha. Interesting to know this stuff. Wish there were better standards in place. In any event, can't say I'm at all unsatisfied with Jescar 6105 (or should I say 55090?). On my other guitar I have Dunlop 6100 NS .110x.55, or "Jumbo" frets. The feeling is quite different between the two. Prefer the Jescar.
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