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Humpy fret - what to do?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    I just bought an SX bass and everything is good about it except one fret high on the neck - the 19th or so. It's not fully seated and the ends are raised up a bit. I can fit my fingernail under the middle of the fret. I tried to hammer it in but it's not budging. What should I do? I could take it to a repair shop but is there something I could do to fix it?
  2. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

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    pull it...give it a little "bend" and tap it back in.
  3. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

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    I was wondering about that! I don't have a fret puller - what could I use?
  4. Stilettoprefer

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    I use toenail clippers that I ground flat.
  5. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

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    Clamp the ends down & wick thin CA glue in.
  6. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

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    A "cener-punch' under the "tang" to start it....work it back with a stout kinfe..or a chisel.....BE CAREFUL!...bend the ends down a tad with needle-nose pliers.....tap back in carefullly....if too loose use some crazy-glue to hold it back in.Put the fret back in...backwards from before to get better bite on it.

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