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Heat pressing or refretting??

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by marc40a, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. marc40a


    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    I have a bass with a 6 bolt attachment where the neck meets the body. Over the past year the frets above the body joint have raised a bit. I'd like to get them leveled out. My luthier recommends heat pressing.

    Is this a reliable fix for the problem? Are there any precautions I should be aware of? Would a refret for the offending frets work better?

    I just don't want to be taking the bass back again a few months later.

    Thanks in advance for your help,