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Thomas the Rhymer DIY Guitar fret replacement? (19) RE: DIY Guitar fret replacement? 13 Sep 06

Be careful! If you don't replace all the frets between the 'nut' and the replacement furthest from the 'nut'... you can create problems worse than you have now. New frets are quite a bit taller than the worn originals... and consequentially... will be compromised by having their view of the 'bridge' partially or totally obstructed. Serious 'buzzing' or inoperativeness will ensue at the original fret.

By the way... make some calls. If you in fact only need to replace the last six or so... as is the case for most players... it won't be all that expensive. And... since you have been playing that guitar for some years now... new frets properly installed will likely make your guitar better than new.

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