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Hey Sheld, my Prima has a zero fret, so I was just wondering why you dropped this design. I was also wondering if you have tried stainless steel frets and what's your opinion.
13 years ago
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We tooled up for zero frets to make production smoother. It didn't, it made it worse. We've not tried stainless frets on our basses although we've installed it on a guitar. It's not available from our current supplier, but it's becoming more commonly available so it might be something we switch to in the future.
13 years ago
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So, are stainless steel frets supposed to last longer? What are the possible benefits?
13 years ago
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Through my guitar experience, stainless steel frets sound snappier (as well as lasting longer) Sheldon, if you need a volunteer for stainless steel frets I am here (even though I am aware that placing them on a Dingwall f/b is not as straight forward as with normal frets)
13 years ago
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On my way to pick my newly [u:384o1i0h]stainless steel[/u:384o1i0h] refretted ABII today.... I will post the results (maybe not pictures) tomorrow. I had it done by the best repairman/luthier I know (I haven't met Sheldon :wink:). I only had 2 days to get it done, so shipping to Canada went out the window :lol:
13 years ago
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Looking forward to your review.
13 years ago
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Didn't think I'd have time to post before hitting the road today, but here goes: It's [u:1vmqgrsz]awesome[/u:1vmqgrsz]. Difference in tone - None. I have a pretty good ear, and I can't tell a difference. The big change is durability. Because they're Stainless Steel, they will never tarnish, and because they're a stronger alloy than the SS strings, they won't wear out - at least not for a long time. Above all, they're pretty and shiny :lol: That said, it is harder to work with, so I can see why Sheldon might want to keep the current style around.
13 years ago
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What size frets were used? W x H?
13 years ago
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[quote="Funkshwey":21x0krfb]What size frets were used? W x H?[/quote:21x0krfb] Not quite sure, though they're an exact match of the original banjo size
13 years ago
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Sheldon, please check your pms. I sent you one 3 weeks ago and it's still in my outbox (aka "not received"). Thanks!
13 years ago
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HI Dragonlord, I'm having trouble with my PMs. Please send in an email. Thanks. Sheldon
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