#1
Hey!

So I thought that of course frets wear down after a lot of playing and you might want to have them "conditioned" if thats the right word. You know, take it to a tech or do it yourself. BUT. Yeah, that makes them good again, but they will wear down completely at some point.

Lets say. I play on a good guitar (1000e or so, so it has good frets) about 1 hour per day.

1). How long (months/years) will I have to play til Ill have to have them done, like taken to a tech or so?

2). How long (how many years) will I have to play untill the guitar is unplayable, or majorly effected (playability) by the wear of the frets, and will be thrown away or have frets done (replaced, which costs a LOT and self-done is a PITA)?

Please answer both questions by the best you can.

Thanks!
Jonathan
#2
Quote by fc89konkari
Hey!

So I thought that of course frets wear down after a lot of playing and you might want to have them "conditioned" if thats the right word. You know, take it to a tech or do it yourself. BUT. Yeah, that makes them good again, but they will wear down completely at some point.

Lets say. I play on a good guitar (1000e or so, so it has good frets) about 1 hour per day.

1). How long (months/years) will I have to play til Ill have to have them done, like taken to a tech or so?

2). How long (how many years) will I have to play untill the guitar is unplayable, or majorly effected (playability) by the wear of the frets, and will be thrown away or have frets done (replaced, which costs a LOT and self-done is a PITA)?

Please answer both questions by the best you can.

Thanks!
Jonathan


If you're talking about the 2620 you were gonna buy,then dont worry,frets on MIj Ibbys last quite long..
#4
but something, how often should I have the frets done? (not replaced).

Well dude, this one is a 2004 so I thought a fret job might be in place if they havent been done in a while...
#5
Impossible to answer questions as there are way too many variables. Frets need tending to when they start to cause a problem. If yours are playing fine then you don't need to do anything.
#6
there`s no finite answer there`s other variable to consider such as how aggresively you bend and use vibrato and the gauge of your strings but at 1 hour a day certainly over 7-10 years for a refret and fret dressing is done when the frets start poducing dull notes and buzz that can`t be remedied by the usual setup tweaks, but it`s still along way off.......i wouldn`t even be concerned at this point....and if you were buying a guitar that needed such work doing to it then more fool you.