Started Re-fretting - Jemsite
Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods Guitar workbench discussion such as setup, repairs, mods, installing new parts and more.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-10-2011, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK,LONDON
Posts: 1,060
Reviews: 17
Started Re-fretting

So I bought a fretting hammer made of hard plastic rubber and some jumbo frets.

The victim? the EVH Squier had TINY frets, so pulled them out (they didn't even have glue in them) And already hammered in 4 frets, but now I'm a little worried as I radiused the fret wire by hand, obviously over radiused them a little so they can adjust when in.

but it seems, when I push down on the sides then they bend in wards, like its not 100% radiused properly? I have the idea if I clamp them down then they will hold with glue ? apparently I can use PVA glue or similar, would titebond be ok?

here is a pic of it so far:



Uploaded with ImageShack.us
Speedabob is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK,LONDON
Posts: 1,060
Reviews: 17
Re: Started Re-fretting

Hmm, 39 views and no replies.

I wonder if anyone would be interested in seeing how it turned out......
Speedabob is offline  
post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Georgia, USA
Posts: 2,878
Reviews: 4
Re: Started Re-fretting

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedabob View Post
I wonder if anyone would be interested in seeing how it turned out......
over here!
fwd0120 is offline  
post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: baton rouge
Posts: 3,922
Reviews: 11
Re: Started Re-fretting

Frets are supposed to be over radiused. If you radiused by hand there's a fair chance you under radiused. Is it coming out ok?

Last but not least.... how much blood have you spilled?
linuxpenguin is offline  
post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK,LONDON
Posts: 1,060
Reviews: 17
Re: Started Re-fretting

yes I mean I under radiused them a little haha, I did do them by hand and table (a luthier showed me )

I'm pretty much finished but the fret leveling wasn't done 100% properly, 2 frets are buzzing! so will have to do that tomorrow as I'm tired now.

No blood was spilled! and I find that amazing! Seeing as at work I get cuts from opening shampoo packaging!!!



Uploaded with ImageShack.us
Speedabob is offline  
post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,060
Reviews: 1
Re: Started Re-fretting

I think I'm going to try this now on an old squire neck....
Jamm'n Jimmy is offline  
post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: baton rouge
Posts: 3,922
Reviews: 11
Re: Started Re-fretting

Holy beveling batman! Lol did you use a 60 degree file for that? probably just the image angle. Let's see that fret work!!
linuxpenguin is offline  
post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK,LONDON
Posts: 1,060
Reviews: 17
Re: Started Re-fretting

I can't find the battery for my camera!

haha its just the way the picture was taken, I actually just used a straight file and angled it 45-ish degrees

Hold on I'll try get better pics
Speedabob is offline  
post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK,LONDON
Posts: 1,060
Reviews: 17
Re: Started Re-fretting



Uploaded with ImageShack.us



Uploaded with ImageShack.us



Uploaded with ImageShack.us



Uploaded with ImageShack.us



Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Fret ends are ****!! haha still sharp for some reason!

Equipment used:

Fret pullers 3

Fretting hammer 10

Jumbo Frets 4ft 7.44

320 grit sandpaper 2

Fret crowning tool 30

Metal polish 1

Old t shirt free :P

For everything, there's Google haha
Speedabob is offline  
post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: baton rouge
Posts: 3,922
Reviews: 11
Re: Started Re-fretting

Oh, that looks a lot better Good job man, sorry the fret leveling didnt go well.
linuxpenguin is offline  
post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK,LONDON
Posts: 1,060
Reviews: 17
Re: Started Re-fretting

Haha it usually comes out best the 2nd time round

weirdest thing is, when I put the frets in and strung it up then i could actually play it as it was with little or no buzzing on some frets ! haha

I didn't glue the frets in btw, I have no glue ! and also I might just buy the pro tools from stew mac at some point as I want it to be pro at some point!
Speedabob is offline  
post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Ankara
Posts: 59
Re: Started Re-fretting

Your first refret? Good job. I should learn and start doing this myself..
roadrunner is offline  
post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 02:55 PM
 
RGTFanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Lenox, IL-USA
Posts: 10,116
Reviews: 2
Re: Started Re-fretting

Great practice run Bob!!! I bet you learned a lot doing this.

Now pull those babies out and try it again.....you'll love it even more than you do now.
RGTFanatic is offline  
post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2011, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK,LONDON
Posts: 1,060
Reviews: 17
Re: Started Re-fretting

@Roadrunner, It is actually my second ever :P but first doing it alone

Quote:
Originally Posted by RGTFanatic View Post
Great practice run Bob!!! I bet you learned a lot doing this.

Now pull those babies out and try it again.....you'll love it even more than you do now.

NO WAY, took me way too long to cut all frets, hammer em in, cut ends etc etc :P

I'm gonna do it next time with better equipment I'll do my ibanez !

I did in fact learn a lot Cheers guys!
Speedabob is offline  
post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-12-2011, 06:06 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 9,232
Reviews: 120
Re: Started Re-fretting

Great work! Doesn't look too bad at all. Just need some work on the edges if they are sharp.

My Dad just showed me a guitar he had been building in secret yesterday. First time building everything (made two bodies before, but used pre-made necks). Only thing he didn't do was slot the fretboard. His fretwork was as good as my RG20th 550, which is pretty damned good in my view. Especially for a first time.
LonePhantom is online  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fretting out just42dave Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 3 01-20-2011 11:29 AM
re fretting a jem? Manticore Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 4 12-19-2009 12:05 PM
[help] re-fretting my Jem 7 vwh Evolution Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 4 08-21-2008 11:49 PM
Re-fretting amanvai Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 3 01-07-2006 10:17 AM
Re-fretting Jemwielder Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 9 07-20-2005 11:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome