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Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by rolloman, Dec 6, 2017.
Gonna remove some frets. Do they come out the side of the fretboard, or pryed out by lifting.
Prying them up is the norm. The special pliers and the steel sheet guarding tools at StewMac actually work very well.
Thanks, that is what I thought, just wanted to make sure. And no it's not the frets on that perfect Classic Vibe Tele neck I bought from ya. Lol
It is only old Fenders (pre-1982/83) that are pushed in from the side.
I made my own fret puller by grinding down the face of a small, inexpensive pair of end cutting pliers, because I'm a cheap bastid. I also did the same to a larger pair, for cutting off fret ends at the edge of the fretboard.
I'd do the same except I have a cheap-bastid Ryobi bench grinder, like .01 horsepower. I trust it only for buffing and grinding aluminum cans
Exactly what I am gonna do, after buying a cheap pair, finding out they won't work, then noticing that is what has been done to the Stew Mac tool except theirs is $27.
I used a cylindrical grinding wheel chucked in a hand drill that I clamped to a desk. Pure hillbilly engineering.
Got to do what you gotta do.
To clarify, the special StewMac tool I meant reference to was the thin steel guard---prevented excessive chip out on this 60s Gretsch I'm working on. Stewmac is a last resort kinda thing.
I'll make one of those out of a feeler gauge if I need one.
You know why.