#1
Because apparently stainless steal outlasts nickle by 10 to 15 years... (is this right?)
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#2
I wouldn't have a clue

PS: Steel; not Steal.
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#3
ummmmmmm, in 10 to 15 years time shouldnt you be playing something new?
like a les paul, or a strat, besides, my guitar's 29 years old, they came with very low frets and it's still just fine,

mate, to me it sounds like a sales gimic,

have a nice day.
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#4
Quote by R.D
ummmmmmm, in 10 to 15 years time shouldnt you be playing something new?
like a les paul, or a strat, besides, my guitar's 29 years old, they came with very low frets and it's still just fine,

mate, to me it sounds like a sales gimic,

have a nice day.

You shouldn't be bashing other ppl's taste in guitars.



Plus, maybe your guitar hasn't been used enough. After all, refretting worn-worn down frets isn't that uncommon.
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#5
Quote by evening_crow
You shouldn't be bashing other ppl's taste in guitars.



Plus, maybe your guitar hasn't been used enough. After all, refretting worn-worn down frets isn't that uncommon.

Read his post again, he isn't bashing anything.

Also, he did have a point. My gut feeling tells me you won't last a guitar (And I'm talking a real quality one here) much longer than 20-25 years, and even then, frets are not a major problem on older guitars.
#6
Quote by Y00p
Read his post again, he isn't bashing anything.

Also, he did have a point. My gut feeling tells me you won't last a guitar (And I'm talking a real quality one here) much longer than 20-25 years, and even then, frets are not a major problem on older guitars.

Not directly, but if you read between the lines and add it up with his rig you'd realize that he's implying that more "vintage"-type of gear is superior or more worthy than what the TS is looking at.

Maybe i just happen to analyze ppl easily though...

Anyway, it is possible to wear the frets down. It all depends on who and how it's used. Maybe it's not too common but it does happen.

EDIT: However, there is a point there. It would take quite a lot of years to ruin the frets so you shouldn't worry so much about that. Doing so would take about maybe 15 years imo, considering that it's got heavy gauge strings, is played 7+ hours a day, and undergoes aggressive playing (lots of bends and hard picking). Getting it fixed wouldn't be that expensive though if u take into account how long it withstood after such a long time.
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#7
Quote by evening_crow
Not directly, but if you read between the lines and add it up with his rig you'd realize that he's implying that more "vintage"-type of gear is superior or more worthy than what the TS is looking at.

Ok, I see it now. It's not really obvious, and I still don't think it's on purpose, but one could argue that it is.

Anyway, you're right, frets wear. But I was just saying, usually (in my experience with older guitars), real wear only starts to be annoying at about 10-15 years. Sure, they may be a bit worn down before hand, but all frets do that, despite what they're made of; by the time it would be unbearable, you've probably binned the guitar altogether.

What I'm saying is this: Don't let your choice in guitar be affected by the material of the fretwire.
#8
its unlikely that the frets on the schecter would be Stainless steel.

if it was, i'm 100% certain that they would plaster it over the specs as a special feature.

like Parker when they made that one guitar with the carbon fibre fretboard with stainless steel frets.
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#9
Schecter stole frets from you? bastards
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#11
Quote by evening_crow
You shouldn't be bashing other ppl's taste in guitars.



Plus, maybe your guitar hasn't been used enough. After all, refretting worn-worn down frets isn't that uncommon.

jeez stop being so sensitive
#12
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its unlikely that the frets on the schecter would be Stainless steel.

if it was, i'm 100% certain that they would plaster it over the specs as a special feature.

like Parker when they made that one guitar with the carbon fibre fretboard with stainless steel frets.


+1, that's what i'd have thought
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#13
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+1, that's what i'd have thought


sorry bout the mistype, i had been drinking.

Why dont they put in stainless steal frets? is it really that much harder to do...?
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#14
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sorry bout the mistype, i had been drinking.

Why dont they put in stainless steal frets? is it really that much harder to do...?

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#15
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stainless steeel frets, there...

Sorry i was at a pirate party
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#16
Carvin offer stainless steel frets, a lot of players swear by them since they say that you wont need to replace them for a very long time (40+ years) one downside is (or so they say) is that they're brighter than nickel frets...I dont know much about it, I'm just re-laying messages.
#17
Quote by Epic_chef
sorry bout the mistype, i had been drinking.

Why dont they put in stainless steal frets? is it really that much harder to do...?


while stainless steel frets would likely last a few decades, they're tough to work with and usually require more specialized tools.

i remember going in and asking for a brass nut for my guitar, and none of the shops in town would do it because brass is too hard of a material for the files (mostly they just work with graphite, tusq, and bone).

I imagine the wear and tear that would occur on a luthiers toolset while working on something like Stainless steel would be quite harsh.

Also, if you ever hard to re-level those frets (WAY later on down the road i guess ) you'd probably be stuck since most shops wouldn't be equipped for working with stainless steel.

but who knows, you might get lucky
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