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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re-fretting

I just sent my JEM 555 in for re-fretting. Its a great piece because mine really doesn't seem to have all the problems the other 555's have had and it plays amazing, almost as amazing as the JEM 7 that I've played. I've played 2 and it seems like mine is an amazing piece. I was talking to my parents and then they brought something up, and I wanted to find out how safe re-fretting is. There was a buzz on the high E fret 3 but thats all. I also asked for it to be scalloped on 21 - 24, because I like that. How safe is it? I need to be reassured, because I'm a little worried. The guy said he's been doing all of it for 15 years, and he's re-fretted over the last 15 years. I need to be reassured.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 09:35 AM
 
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Re: Re-fretting

perhaps you could ask to play an example of this guys refretting work before you let him loose on your 555 to see what sort of skills he has. frets are a big deal.

as for scalloping, you'd have to sacrifice that dinky little "steve vai" inlay at the 24th fret. but then, is that a bad thing?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 09:57 AM
 
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Re: Re-fretting

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as for scalloping, you'd have to sacrifice that dinky little "steve vai" inlay at the 24th fret. but then, is that a bad thing?
IMHO, you'd be doing yourself a HUGE favour.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Re-fretting

That I'm ok to do. The guy said, I don't know if I'll be able to do it with this and I said take it out. Why would you leave that there? As for the guitar, because I'm leaving for Melbourne, I've already given it. Does anyone know a guitar luthier Kelvin, in Singapore? He seems like a nice guy and he's nice to talk to and work things out with. He's the guy doing my guitar.
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