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#1 Leftzilla


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:54 AM

My recently received JTV 89F fell from its stand and slammed in to my HD500.  Very lucky that the only damage was a small dent in the 15th fret between the B and High E string.  However doing bends on the high E in this area hangs up on this dent.


Could somebody suggest a good way to try and smooth this or will I need to bring to a luthier?  It really is more of a dent than say a divot.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:00 AM

 I would think you'd want to get the damaged fret replaced. Shouldn't be a big deal for a luthier to do. I think sanding or filing it would probably only lead to more problems.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:42 AM

What Phil said. Have it replaced.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:52 AM

since it's relatively new, replace it.


if it was older, there might be a noticeable height difference due to wear, in which case, a luthier would be able to determine to replace or dress. point being moot.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:32 AM

depends really on the depth of the hack. If it is small you can try to repair it. If no good result give it to a luthier. Normally he will file the whole fret-board to equal, there is enough material to do this. Replacing the fret is last thing to do, because there is a possibility to damage the wood while replacing. The frets have little hook to be kept in the wood. By removing a fret the wood can sliver.

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