#1
I just finished setting up my strat to fender's specs... .010" relief and 4/64" height at the 17th fret.

I used a straight edge and a flashlight to find any unlevel frets... and low and behold my 17/18 fret is a hair low causing buzz

is there anything i can do about it or do i have to replace that one fret?
What I play:
CustomShop '51 Nocaster Relic
'88 "C" neck Clapton Strat
'08 Strat HSH
Fender Princeton Recording Amp
Boss Micro-BR
#3
I'd personally rather replace the fret than file them ALL to the same height.
TOO MANY PUPPIES

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#4
Quote by Firequacker
I'd personally rather replace the fret than file them ALL to the same height.

then you have no idea how much work replacing one fret is.
#5
any idea what the cost is to have the frets leveled/crowned/polished?
What I play:
CustomShop '51 Nocaster Relic
'88 "C" neck Clapton Strat
'08 Strat HSH
Fender Princeton Recording Amp
Boss Micro-BR
#6
Never had to pay anybody to do it. I do that work myself. And yea doing one fret is a pain. And the frets will still need to be leveled. Its not like a grinder is used to level frets. I use a radius block and really fine, 800 to 1500 grit, sandpaper. Use a magic marker to on top of the frets to show when you getting them all. When the paper takes the ink off every fret its time to polish.
#7
Quote by boostdemon
any idea what the cost is to have the frets leveled/crowned/polished?

I paid @ $90 at a local shop to level/polish all the frets on an Epi acoustic
#10
oh thats not so bad i guess... wonder if it would be worth it to just buy a better neck though.

Thanks for the input guys
What I play:
CustomShop '51 Nocaster Relic
'88 "C" neck Clapton Strat
'08 Strat HSH
Fender Princeton Recording Amp
Boss Micro-BR
#11
Not really a new neck would probably need the frets lightly leveled to. Its a step most companies dont take when building things. They just press the frets in and put it in a box. If its 90 bucks to get a level job done at a shop how much money is epi etc saving by not doing it. If you buy a 90 dollar aftermarket neck for a fender think they are going to do this work.