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Pinpoint those pesky high frets, and check the final height after you've redressed or replaced them, reach for the Fret Rocker!
Our 4-in-1 mini straightedge spans three frets and "rocks" to indicate uneven fret heights. Precision-machined for accuracy to .0015" per foot, the 4", 3", 2" and 1-5/16" edges make it versatile for any fretted instrument, from basses to guitars to mandolins.
The Fret Rocker is made of stainless steel with a durable finish for profession
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Discussed in My first DIY "fret-job"! in the TalkBass community
I wanted to provide some feedback on my first fret-leveling, since everyone here was so very helpful in getting me "up to speed". I can't possibly remember everyone who helped me (thanks to you all!), but I do want to give a special "shout-out" to Turnaround for advising me on the "under-string" method. My Yamaha TRBX304 ... ... more
Discussed in Help on choosing a bass in the TalkBass community
You might check the "Hardware, Setup and Repair" forum here for recent threads on doing your own fret leveling. Even higher priced instruments can need some fretwork. In general higher price equates to better fretwork, but not always. Since you are presumably young, investing in some tools now could give you more options ... ... more
Discussed in do these prices seem accurate or fair to you guys in the TalkBass community
The bass is a year old, needs a complete "fret-job" and new nut? What? The hipshot is clearly optional, but the other work, at a year old? I would get a decent fret-rocker, such as this: Fret Rocker - StewMac Not a cheap one from somewhere else that might not be accurate. Very good for evaluating your fretwork. Unless you ... ... more
Discussed in Lakland Owners Group #69 in the TalkBass community
Unfortunately, if you're going to try to locate a high fret (if that is what is actually plaguing you in this instance) you need specific tools. Here's the rocker: Fret Rocker - StewMac I bought a cheaper fret rocker on eBay. But honestly, certain Stewmac tools are worth the inflated price, and I'll probably buy there's ... ... more