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Re: Cheap Guitar Repairs & Upgrades
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2019, 08:10:03 AM »
A request?  Cool.  I've got a Strat that I am pondering a re fret to EVO wire.  If I can keep my eyes & head together long enough to get this going (and photo journal the sucker)  I'll post it up.  May take a bit but I'll get it. 

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Yeah I'd prefer a acoustic ,wonder why ? Lol

I had Ben put Evo gold on my Custom he hadn't worked with those before . My interest is the filing of fret ends over the extension . 😁

But I'd enjoy anything you post about the work . 😊

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Re: Cheap Guitar Repairs & Upgrades
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2019, 09:30:21 PM »
I've got nothing on acoustics.  99.9% of all I do is on electrics.  Fret ends over the extension...meaning that the ends are cut flush but they are sharp to the touch?  Not a tang that isn't sitting on binding? 

If it's sharp feeling ends I would mask the top, get a 3-corner fret file (ala Stew Mac or Philadelphia Luthiers). The kind that have smooth edges between the cutting surfaces. Take really short strokes to get the edges rounded.  That, and/or get a hold of some Micro-Mesh sandpaper set (1500 to 12000 grit) and mask off the top by the extension as well as between the affected frets and run the Mesh over the ends, starting coarse & ending with the 12K fine.  Won't take off a lot at once & silky smooth when completed.  EVO is pretty stout stuff so it may take a bit but patience & effort will be rewarded.

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Re: Cheap Guitar Repairs & Upgrades
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2019, 03:06:18 PM »
I've got nothing on acoustics.  99.9% of all I do is on electrics.  Fret ends over the extension...meaning that the ends are cut flush but they are sharp to the touch?  Not a tang that isn't sitting on binding? 

If it's sharp feeling ends I would mask the top, get a 3-corner fret file (ala Stew Mac or Philadelphia Luthiers). The kind that have smooth edges between the cutting surfaces. Take really short strokes to get the edges rounded.  That, and/or get a hold of some Micro-Mesh sandpaper set (1500 to 12000 grit) and mask off the top by the extension as well as between the affected frets and run the Mesh over the ends, starting coarse & ending with the 12K fine.  Won't take off a lot at once & silky smooth when completed.  EVO is pretty stout stuff so it may take a bit but patience & effort will be rewarded.

Just a thought.
Regards,

Gordon

Yeah I no Evo is tuff that's I had put on my Gloria no future  fret jobs needed lol