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Greg

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Hi

A question for all you repairer types, and I hope you can see from these pictures, but is it time for a refret and how big a job is it. I've seen fret sets for sale on the bay but was wondering whether fret sizes and curves and fingerboard widths vary from instrument to instrument, (Iwould imagine they do...)

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/Greg12fr/131117.jpg

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/Greg12fr/131135.jpg

...please...excuse the dust... ops:

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Hi again Greg
Fret sizes certainly DO vary. And HOW!!!
The length, the arc itself, thickness.

Are you bothered by the under metal showing through? Does it scrape as you pull now?

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Hi Tripster..

No, not bothered by the under metal and no, it doesn't scrape but there is a definate flattening of the fret at the *zero meend" point, which in itself isn't a bad thing.... :wink:

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Your sitar looks just about ready for a new set of frets. I played my original sitar for years with frets even worse than you've pictured. When it gets to the point that the sudden rise in string path as you yank those strings becomes too distracting, it's time to change them out. Every set of frets will be different as Mr. Monkey pointed out. If you do get a set and are lucky enough to have them with a good width, thickness and curvature, be sure they are numbered in order if off a scuttled sitar. By the way, I absolutely LOVE those licorice allsort tuning pegs ! ! !
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Hi,

Does anyone know if stainless steel frets are available and whether they would be any better?
I'm looking for a scrape-free alternative if I can find one.

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licorice allsort tuning pegs ! ! !

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YES!!!
I was going to mention how lovely the pegs look too. Where did you say you got this beauty from, Greg?

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Where did you say you got this beauty from, Greg?
...from our good friend Ajmal Mughal...remember him...? I'll post some more pics...

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YES!! What happened to him?!?!!?

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I'll post some more pics...
a tabli shot

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/Greg12fr/142010.jpg

As fas as I know Ajmal is well.

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