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  1. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Hi guys, just wondering if you could share some opinions on this? I've been meaning to get my Jem's frets sorted out as they're ridiculously small and are covered in flat spots, so it doesn't live up to its potential. I've been intending to sort this out since I got it in April, but I'm a bit...
  2. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    So, I've noticed thi9s evening that my old trusty PWH has issues when fretting the first fret, messed about with action, and much the same problem, raising the bridge doesn't solve it, putting more or less bow in the neck also doesn't have much effect. I can get rid of it by setting action much...
  3. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    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...
  4. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    This was meant to be a looong article to highlight the typical problems and solutions that pop up in refrets, accompanied by a bunch of drawings and such things showing how wood movement effects necks, and a bunch of stuff about frets. Not a how-to, but more an educational thing. I've never said...
  5. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Ok I took the plunge and emailed a few places about getting my 550 refretted. I have no idea at all what a reasonable price for this would be (maple, 24 frets, jumbo stainless) First place responded with a quote of $325 (Still waiting on quotes from the other 2 places) I am a bit hesitant as...
  6. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Ok, after picking up that Charvel and realizing I'm just far more comfortable on really heavy frets than anything else, and furthermore that the frets on my now 20-year-old UV are pretty worn anyway, I dropped her off for a refret at my local luthier's shop (Jim Mouridian, for you Boston guys)...
  7. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    So ive been going over the tools id want to buy to have everything i need to refret by hand with randy, and ive got it sorted, but since its all from grizly, ive emailed them to see if they offer bulk pricing on the items needed. They said if i got back to them with how many sets of tools id...
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