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Sheldon on BC's site it says the Sklar sig bass has mando SS frets. True? 8)
12 years ago
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[quote="Funkshwey":2nb7nzy1]Sheldon on BC's site it says the Sklar sig bass has mando SS frets. True? 8)[/quote:2nb7nzy1] I certainly hope so Funkshwey. At least that was the understanding I got when I ordered it. Hoping to get a glimpse of mine being put together as I understood from Sheldon last week that it was sent out for the paintjob last week and being assembled this week. I guess you'll be able to see the frets on those pics anyway. BassCentral hasn't changed the deliverydate, so either they haven't got the info on the delay on the production on these, or the delay is insignificant enough to not bother with an update on the shipping date. Don't know if Beepo has any more info, he's ordered the same one as me.
12 years ago
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They should be Mandolin Frets, yes. Whether these are SS or not, I'm not sure.. I have no shipping date, as I ordered direct from Dingwall.
12 years ago
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We made a last minute decision against the SS mandos. They proved to be problematic and were making it very difficult to get a perfect fret level for a nice action. They were quite a bit smaller than our standard mando frets so would not have provided any better service life.
12 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":14uwjl24]We made a last minute decision against the SS mandos. They proved to be problematic and were making it very difficult to get a perfect fret level for a nice action. They were quite a bit smaller than our standard mando frets so would not have provided any better service life.[/quote:14uwjl24] Aw man. The beautiful thing about SS frets is they can be way smaller because they don't wear. You could literally pass a SS fretted bass to your offspring without having to to any fret leveling. They may need a polish, but not a full fret level. Was it that the frets didn't twist enough in the 1st and last frets?
12 years ago
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[quote="Funkshwey":12g196u8]You could literally pass a SS fretted bass to your offspring without having to to any fret leveling. They may need a polish, but not a full fret level. [/quote:12g196u8] Until the wood moves...then you'll need a level. If you ever get up this way, I'll let you loose on a scrap fingerboard. You can see what we're up against :wink:
12 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":2xgo1qsj][quote="Funkshwey":2xgo1qsj]You could literally pass a SS fretted bass to your offspring without having to to any fret leveling. They may need a polish, but not a full fret level. [/quote:2xgo1qsj] Until the wood moves...then you'll need a level. If you ever get up this way, I'll let you loose on a scrap fingerboard. You can see what we're up against :wink:[/quote:2xgo1qsj] I'd love to visit, but I'll leave the fretting to the expert.
12 years ago
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Didn't somebody here have their bass re-fretted with SS frets? They made it sound like it was no big deal, but Sheldon says it's a headache. I'm confused. What is the particular hassle with installing SS frets? Mark
12 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":35v3x8rw]Didn't somebody here have their bass re-fretted with SS frets? They made it sound like it was no big deal, but Sheldon says it's a headache. I'm confused. What is the particular hassle with installing SS frets? Mark[/quote:35v3x8rw] Nasty did with great results.
12 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":1wvb4gn9]Didn't somebody here have their bass re-fretted with SS frets? They made it sound like it was no big deal, but Sheldon says it's a headache. I'm confused. What is the particular hassle with installing SS frets? Mark[/quote:1wvb4gn9] The size. There isn't enough bead on the SS mando frets to get them in straight without the bead sinking into the wenge. The nickle Mando frets have a wider bead.
12 years ago
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That's true, I did. But like Sheldon said, the mando vs. banjo size is the difference. Mine are still the same small banjo size as on the AB, but they were a pain for my luthier. I doubt he would have liked doing tiny mando-sized frets very much. As far as SS, they certainly look great, and IMO/to my ears they brightened up the sound a bit. They've also been on for well over a year and haven't tarnished or worn like the old nickel ones did. It's a good aftermarket mod if you can find somebody to do it.
12 years ago
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Would SS banjo's work with the wenge?
12 years ago
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[quote="Funkshwey":1yb5mieo]Would SS banjo's work with the wenge?[/quote:1yb5mieo] Yes. We've been experimenting with them.
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