I thought I'd mention it, as I really looked at the frets on my SR5 today. This bass has had nothing but Elixirs on it since 2005, when I bought it. Here's the thing: There is no noticeable fret wear. Absolutely NONE! Unbelievable! I don't squeeze the life out of the neck, when I play, but I do use vibrato. I was expecting to see some worn in spots. Gotta love that!