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Washburn General Forum => Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie => Topic started by: miced on October 18, 2010, 04:42:28 PM

Title: refret
Post by: miced on October 18, 2010, 04:42:28 PM
Hello,
I need to refret my washburn D56SWCE
can anyone tell me what fret wire I should use?
Thanks
Title: refret
Post by: Rocket on October 18, 2010, 05:57:45 PM
quote:
Originally posted by miced

Hello,
I need to refret my washburn D56SWCE
can anyone tell me what fret wire I should use?
Thanks


Nobody can answer that for you.
You should use what YOU prefer... what works best for YOU.
Go to a guitar store and try a few different models with differing wire and see what feels right and is comfortable for you.
I'd also suggest reading up on the subject.
Remember that there are different metal materials too.
Title: refret
Post by: Quinn Spalpeen on October 18, 2010, 08:38:16 PM
Now remember folks, this should be done by a trained professional, don't try this at home boys and girls. Digital Piano
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Title: refret
Post by: jackwilliams on November 21, 2010, 07:47:09 PM
Don't know about your model Washburn, but I am about to do a partial  re-fret on a Washburn prarrie song custom dreadnought from the late 70's or early 80's and the fretwire that seems to match best is Stewmac's 0141 med/high wire, which has a .095 thou. wide bead..

I'd suggest removing a fret and measuring it with calipers  for best results.. you might be able to  go with a wire that has  a few thousands wider tang than the original wire...



jack
Title: refret
Post by: jjuly on December 31, 2010, 02:09:46 PM
I had been putting off getting the frets done because I was afraid someone would ruin the guitar.  Finally I could not wait since the chords no longer rung true.  Here in Panama I found a shop that replaced 5 frets for $40 USD.  The guitar sounds like new now.
Although I do a lot of my own work, this is a job I would not attempt.
I suggest you look at this site and review the Items for Luthiers page.  http://www.frets.com/
It scared me away from contemplating doing the task myself.