correct fret wire size?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by fretwear, Dec 7, 2012.


  1. fretwear

    fretwear Supporting Member

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    Hey folks, I've got a '83 SQ series Squier P bass that needs two frets replaced due to damage (looks like it fell over and took a chunck out on just those two) the rest of the frets are in really good shape.
    Anyone know what size wire they spec'd on these from the factory? As it needs to match :)

    Thanks for any help on this
     
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    you'll need to take it to a guy who can measure, match and install them. it's not really a DIY thing.

    the new frets will need to be leveled down to match the old ones, which were leveled when they were installed. fret leveling is one of the most (if not the most) critical aspects of getting a guitar to play right.
     

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