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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-01-2015, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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questions about fret leveling

hi, some time ago i got a cheap RG505 and it has fret buzzing.
i checked and it has about 5-6 high frets, the neck relief is fine.
so i guess it needs a fret job.
i took some pictures, do you think there is still enough "meat" on the frets? i have no idea if it had a fret job in the past.
and a second question, when leveling, do i need to make the first frets leveled until there are no "dents" from the strings like there is now?(see in the picture)



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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-02-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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Re: questions about fret leveling

It's really hard to tell much from the photos, even though they're plenty big.

Here are my thoughts: based on the questions you're asking, I wouldn't attempt to do a fret level & crown yourself. If you do, buy a cheap, beat-up neck on ebay and practice first.

If you take it to a pro, they'll be able to not only answer your questions, but perform the work for you.
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Re: questions about fret leveling

yeah i know... but it's a pretty expensive job and it was a cheap guitar to buy..
its not rocket science i've seen a lot of videos on youtube how to do it, i'm just asking questions to be sure and not make mistakes.
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Re: questions about fret leveling

Yes, you'll need to file them all down to however far is necessary to eliminate the deepest dents.

However, if the dents are severe enough (deep enough) and/or there just isn't enough fret material left... then the general practice is to refret the guitar first so that you have new frets with plenty of material to level and crown.

Again, hard to tell from the pictures, but hopefully that helps.
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Re: questions about fret leveling

ok, thanks for the help.
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