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Any Way to Repair a Deep Fret Divot Without Removing it?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by john_martin_sai, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. ...without replacing the fret.
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    What's a fret divot?

    Is that a dent in the surface of the fret?
  3. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Are you talking a single divot in a single fret, or just like the picture you linked?

    If like the picture, you need a fret dress.
  4. lethargytartare


    Sep 7, 2004
    Replace the fret or dress all of the frets -- ttbomk those are your options.
  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    OK, thanks - I'd call it string wear, but it's clear what the problem is.

    No options other than dressing the fret down far enough to eliminate or moderate the grooves. If no fret is left, time to replace the frets.
  6. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Are the rest of the frets in good shape?

    If so, I'd recommend replacing the one with the wear, because dressing will take a lot of metal off the others.

  7. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Yes, there is the issue that you can't dress just one fret to below the height of its neighbors, or you have a low fret and buzzing problems may result.