#1




I had my 5th fret replaced, I just wanted to show everybody the final result and get an opinion on the job I paid for, I have never had a fret replaced before.
#2
Just looks like the tang was shorter, coult be filled with black epoxy to make it look more aesthetically pleasing.
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#3
Why just the 5th fret btw?
Ibanez RGT6 EXFX
Fender American Stratocaster
Epiphone Slash Goldtop Les Paul
Carvin DC-135
Washburn G-5V
Taylor 214CEG

EVH 5150 III
Peavey 6505+
Line 6 Flextone III
50s Valco Supro
#5
the fretwork actually looks pretty decent. the tang on the new fret is shorter than the old ones, but that shouldn't pose any issue whatsoever.

it is a little strange that you only needed 1 fret replaced though
#6
Not uncommon for a single fret to get nicked if it fell over.

Kinda sad he didn't fill the sides but it looks level and crowned correctly.
#7
Quote by dkunick
Why just the 5th fret btw?


My guitar fell off it's stand one night and the 5th fret was the only one that was damaged. I'm glad no more frets were damaged.
#8
edit: He should have undercut the tang slightly. Fretboards change slightly season to season, and undercutting the tangs prevents any of them from becoming an issue in the dry season, and makes the edge of the fretboard look better.

My original response assumed the one on the left had been replaced, not the one on the right. Sorry, no coffee yet this morning.
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Last edited by Vulcan at Jan 15, 2012,