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Re-fret a defretted Ibanez

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bas_anton, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. I bought a used Ibanez SR1205VNF that's been defretted.
    The fretslots had been filled with plastic wood.

    IMG_20181117_205243328. IMG_20181117_205224855. IMG_20181117_205232770.

    I will use EVO gold 6150 fretwire.

    To be continued.
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  2. Ross W. Lovell

    Ross W. Lovell

    Oct 31, 2015

    Good Luck!

    I replaced my neck rather than rip the frets out. Never seen one done that didn't have missing wood.

    Guessing the neck isn't a bolt on?

    The gold tone fretwire sounds interesting, plus I think that's what they used on my 80's Ibanez.

    Never understood plastic wood. Unless it changed, that stuff was always harder than the wood it was patching, making leveling it almost impossible.
  3. It's a bolt on. Gold hardware. So it will match nicely.
    I do not intend it to be a bass with perfect finish. The strings had left some markings on the fretboard. I will leave it that way. Part of this bass's history.
  4. Ross W. Lovell

    Ross W. Lovell

    Oct 31, 2015

    I bought a paddle neck and finished to match, but then I wanted fretless....you wanted to go back to original.
  5. To make a long story short.....
    Using Evo fretwire. It's much st ffer than standard nickel fretwire. This was a problem especially when bending it.
    I have read that stainless steel is much harder on tools, but I had not thought about how much tougher a harder material is to bend.

    IMG_20181204_072222508. 15439067913148807370705334978072.

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