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what a difference some frets make

Post by beefy thunder1a on Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:08 pm

Hi , i finally got round to giving the thunder a refret , as mentioned before some tard had filed the frets flat , so low that they couldn't be crowned Evil or Very Mad   so with some heat from the old trusty solder iron and the wee end cutters the frets (i use the term loosly) were removed , a wee clean up of the slots and the new frets were in and filed flush , then levelled  and dressed then a wee polish , the action on the thunder is 1.5mm at the bass side and just slightly less at the other (i'm not usually one for low action as i'm a heavy handed git with v picks or brass picks) but this is playing rather nicely if i do say so myself Very Happy  , cheers
Alan

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:56 pm

You know the score mate.....pics or it never happened!

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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:52 pm

I paid a guy to do the frets once - last time.  He did a great job, but now I know that is easy to do.  Once you get the tools, it really is worth doing.

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Post by beefy thunder1a on Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:51 am

hi guys , here's some pics of the frets or lack of substance thereof Sad  
 
 and here's the new ones

 it's like a new guitar now , cheers
Alan

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:57 am

very tidy job, well done
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Post by beefy thunder1a on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:05 am

thanks mate , not done a refret for years but this one was screaming out for it , cheers
Alan

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Post by The Chad on Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:24 pm

Oh yeah, great job man.  I need to do that on a guitar or two, just a little hesitant.  I can't stand "vintage" frets.  Just can't bend on them the way you can with larger frets, no matter what some people want to say!  Thanks for posting.

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Post by Barry on Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:49 pm

Great job beefy!
Some major divots there I see. Serious R'n'R going on there methinks! Thumb Up

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