A couple of weeks ago I sent my "new" Barrington for a refret, and when I got it back and tuned it up my first impressions was:
1. Action too high
2. D-string buzzing on open note
3. Sharp fret ends on 1st fret
So, I tried to lower the briged a bit becuase it was unplayable for me, strings felt way too stiff.
I lower just a bit, and then it was still not low enough, but it was buzzing and got fret-outs when bending on several places, even having that phenomenon where you can play the same not on two frets (one being too high)
So this is basically a big mess. Unplayable and really unusable.
My first idea was to try thinner strings to compansate for the stiff feeling, but that would probably still dont solve the issue with uneven frets and D-string buzzing against 1st fret.
I haven't paid yet, and I really feel like this refret job is bad, so I don't know what to do. I don't wanna shell out $350 for a bad refret, since it has to have much more work put into it after this...
Does anybody know what fretboard radius the Barrington boltons have? The tech claims its 10-16, but I'm not sure. Since the strings was even above 1st fret BEFORE, and now the middle strings are touching the first fret, he might have done something wrong.
Note: My first refret he did for me was quite good, but I had to change bridge for something with smaller string distance because the thin E was too close to the fretboard edge making it slip out too easily. There's a fretout on a place or two, but nothing serious. Still, that guitar plays hellova lot better than the Barrington as it is now...