Guitar Fret Level and Crown
- Straight edge
- Crowning File
- Leveling file
- Fret Rocker
May 8, 2013
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April 7, 2013
Hello there fellow guitar junkies.
For some time now, our loving customers have asked me to do a blog, so that is what I will attempt to do (a blog, not a sermon right?). The question is, where to start? I know! I’ll start with the most common question I get asked: “What is a set up?”
To which I cordially respond “ Can you tell me your idea of what a set up is?” I ask this with all sincerity because most folks don’t really know. That is why we offer an appointment based system which allows the client to actually watch the whole process from beginning to end. So if you have an hour or so up your sleeve and don’t mind being strung out on massive quantities of caffeine, this might be right up your street.
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February 18, 2011
From time to time you may notice your guitar will start to buzz when fretting. Mostly, this will occur between frets 7-9 or above the 12th. You may take it to a repairer and have them tell you it needed a “fretdress”.
Not wanting to sound uneducated you enthusiastically agree. To which they take your guitar and walk into their back room ne’er to divulge their practice.
Of course you pick it up and then faint at the bill.
A fretdress, is a solution to the problem of uneven frets. Sometimes (due to a wide variety of factors, ranging from humidity to climate to tension over time etc etc) the neck will sweep into an: (more…)
January 10, 2010
Of all the repair and restoration work we do here Back-Bow Levels and Back Bow Refrets would have to be one of the most common jobs.
• The first few frets are worn very low due to constant playing.
• The angle of the neck to the body is too acute. So instead of resetting the neck, a back-bow partial refret is a cost effective solution.
• The neck is in a sharp up bow and it will take more than just a Backbow Level to fix the problem.
• Necks warp and twist for a variety of reasons and if a backbow level is not enough then a backbow partial refret can be. (more…)