#1
Hi,

Last week i snapped the high E string, which is not too uncommon, it pissed me off at the time, but i wasn't too bothered as i had a spare. It snapped while i was bending a note. Anyway after fitting the new string and tuning it up i have found a considerable dent in the 15 fret where the string snapped. Now, everytime i try to bend the string at the 15 fret and onwards, the string grazes against the dent which produces a ****ed up sound and it will probably wear down the string really quick.

So anyways how do i repair the fret? It's a squier so, were not talking about expensive repair jobs.

Thanks in advance..
#2
Quote by Big_Rat
Hi,

So anyways how do i repair the fret? It's a squier so, were not talking about expensive repair jobs.

Thanks in advance..


umm... :S repairing the fret on it will cost as much as any fender or gibson. sorry dude.

dont try to file it down ethier... sorry im not much help on this... i know what will mess a fret up... but not much about how to get them back in shape.
#3
Quote by Big_Rat
Hi,

So anyways how do i repair the fret? It's a squier so, were not talking about expensive repair jobs.

Thanks in advance..


umm... :S repairing the fret on it will cost as much as any fender or gibson. sorry dude.

dont try to file it down ethier... sorry im not much help on this... i know what will mess a fret up... but not much about how to get them back in shape.
#5
**** sake...

There must be a way.

I'll post a picture so you have a better idea of the damage, it isn't that much.
#6
Basically you'll have to buy some fret wire, remove the damaged fret, hammer in the new one and level it to fit with the others. Sounds easy, but is a fairly skilled procedure and isn't advisable if it's your main or only guitar.

Rather than attempt to write any kind of tutorial, I refer you to good ole' Project Guitar - I imagine they'll have some stuff on fretting.

But since it's a Squier, a new neck would be a great deal cheaper than a pro repair - and pretty easy to get hold of too.
#7
im saying this just from what ive seen other people do, its probably wrong. but you can buy new fret wire stuff and replace them cant you? if you read up on it and learn how to do it properly yourself im sure it cant be that hard or expensive?
#9
thats not that bad, just get some high grit sand paper and smooth it out. You also have a bend in that string now too which will make it worse. So once its leveled out a bit change your b string.
#10
I didn't say it was really bad but anyways, thanks for that advice. After i will have to polish it with something won't I?
#11
Nah, thats not worth buying a new neck for, you can get away with sanding it til its flush.

Just use your standard lemon fret polish on it and it'll be good as new.
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#14
Quote by Big_Rat
Hi,

Last week i snapped the high E string, which is not too uncommon, it pissed me off at the time, but i wasn't too bothered as i had a spare. It snapped while i was bending a note. Anyway after fitting the new string and tuning it up i have found a considerable dent in the 15 fret where the string snapped. Now, everytime i try to bend the string at the 15 fret and onwards, the string grazes against the dent which produces a ****ed up sound and it will probably wear down the string really quick.

So anyways how do i repair the fret? It's a squier so, were not talking about expensive repair jobs.

Thanks in advance..


if your in england this repair, is well roughly £50 ish, ...it needs to be "stoned" or if it is a deep dent ...its is a simply Re-fret. take the old one out and place the new one in, thats about a £80 job in UK i would say 'ish. looking at the picture, i myself would personally have a new fret.
#15
Problem with fret repair is what size of wire to use. There are many sizes. I know the fret wire I pulled from the neck of my squire was really short. So there wasnt a whole lot of room to sand it down. And if you sand down one fret then it will be low compared to others. The proper tools to do your own fret job will cost about a hundred bucks. And yea a decent fret job at a shop will cost a little less than you paid for the guitar. Most guitars now come with some pretty soft, cheap, fret wire. Even guitars that cost 4 or 5 hundred still use the cheap stuff. I use stainless in mine but I also have all the tools to do it with. Ive done my 4 guitars so they have paid for themselves. Sorry there is no cheap easy solution to your problem.
#16
Everyone's right, you should just get a new guitar (a better guitar). Its really expensive when you go to a specialist to repair a fret.

Good Luck!