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Fret Wear On My G&l Tribute L-2000

Discussion in 'Bass Hardware, Setup & Repair' started by Jay2U, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jay2U

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    It looks a little worse than it actually is. As soon as it starts buzzing, it'll need some attention.
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    That looks quite nasty my friend!..........Are you by any chance using Stainless Steel Roundwounds on your G&L, because they eat frets more than any other type of string. Maybe next time you could try a set of Flatwounds which go easy on your frets.
     
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    Ouch
     
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    I always use nickels. I don't dig the combination of the G&L and flatwounds. Flats are on my BEAD tuned Ibby. I think my technique is to blame. I tend to use hammer-ons whenever possible.
     
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    Keep us up to date Jay if or when you go about fixing this.

    I'd like to see what you did
     
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    As stated, I'll wait till buzz appears. Then I want to lower all frets to vintage level and crown them again. I think low frets will live longer, because the strings will hit the wooden fretboard. ;-)
     
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    ...and damage it... :confused:
     
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    I'd call it wear. The fretboard of my oldest bass, an Ibby, clearly shows wear. I don't care. The instruments are for playing, not for displaying. ;)
     
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