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Ok, I give up... What does it mean to have your bass 'plekked'?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by terribilino, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    Is this some machine that measures the perfect distance between frets? So if you have an old bass, you'd have to have it refretted? Or is it a production technique for new basses only, like the Laklands?

    Sorry, I've tried searching. Maybe I'm spelling it wrong.
  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
  3. The Plek is an automated fret dressing machine, and it grinds the frets down to correct the intonation and crown.
  4. blondmix3

    blondmix3 Supporting Member

    May 30, 2007
    Evansville, Indiana
  5. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    Or have you only bought new basses plekked during production?

    This intrigues me.

    Thanks for the link, btw.

    Oops: "Anyone who has had...'. Sorry. My grammar falls apart late at night.
  6. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    Dude, seriously. Use the search button...
  7. lunker


    May 27, 2008
    Ok, I give up.... What is google?
  8. You can send any bass into Lakland and they will Plek it for you, I think it's like $200, check their site to be sure. I believe Mike Lull's shop has a Plek machine as well.
  9. terribilino


    Nov 22, 2008
    ... a pretty poor substitute for friendly people willing to communicate, for one thing.

    You might also want to check up on the etymology of 'forum', seeing as you're so curious about word meaning.

  10. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    This is TB for you. Might as well get used to it.
  11. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I haven't paid to have it done, but I know folks do. I had a Ritter that was plek'd and it played great, but I have and have played others that weren't plek'd and played just as well. But I'm no pro and that's just my opinion.

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