Vintage Radius and Fret Wire - Not Actually Evil

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  1. E5RSY

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    Dang! A 6-fret bend??? :eek:
     
  2. cousinpaul

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    My bad... 3 fret bend.
     
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    I got it from fenders website, so who knows


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    I got it from fenders website so who knows


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    i actually prefer the small frets and the 7.25 necks, I don't really need a flat neck or or super jumbo frets for what I do, or actually do I think I ever needed them even when I played more "metal"
     
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    I prefer my vintage frets too. I'm such a vintage fret snob that I think the ones on the American Vintage Reissues from 2012-2017 aren't technically vintage sized.
     
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    While we are talking about this, could you please share what your action is at either 12th or 17th?

    I'm a big fan of 7.25 radius and 6230 frets. It just feels natural to me. The only grit I have is high e fretting out at some points with big bends - not completely dies out, but note gets buzzing and not ringing clearly as bends get bigger. The other 5 strings are totally OK, even with the later mentioned A-C 3-step bend in EC While My Guitar solo (it's on G string).

    My action is 4/64" at 12th and ever so slightly over 4/64" at 17th across the board. I know I could raise everything to 5/64" but I'm happy with everything right now and as I said, the bends do not completely choke, only slightly buzzing. Also I could leave all low E to B as they are and raise high e action but that uneven action would bother me to death....
     
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    Fender vintage fretboard radius and frets are what made me fall in love w their guitars! Along w single coil chime...
     
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    It's a must have for any Tele I would ever buy.
     
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    I don't recall much fretting out or other problems listening to Gilmour's 52 Reissue Black Strat. It's 7.25, so were all of Jimi's.
     
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    Why not?
     
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    Mine is pretty much the same. I can bend from E on the little e 12th fret almost to a G without fretting out. I said it doesn’t fret out, but it will if you go extreme with it. I never play that big of a bend anyway, and it’s basically two steps up before getting that buzz. Too much bend for me.
     
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    I have most of the AVRI Teles and Strats, and get along with their differences jus fine.
     
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    It's not for me. I much prefer 9.5 + 6105 combo.
     
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    Glad you like 'em. I don't, really, and since the world is full of guitars, I go for ones I like most. I can play anything on anything, and the issue is not one of what can or can't be done, it's the relatively secondary issue of personal preference. I prefer a somewhat flatter board, and find that lower, more jumbo frets favor legato playing somewhat better. Jimi played what was made at the time, and what he was used to; doesn't mean he would have chosen it today out of a greater range of options. If more people liked 7.5 today, Fender would make more guitars with that radius. They don't, so they don't.
     
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    Does fender lacquer the necks before or after doing the frets. I read some people complain about lacquer on the frets ? My guitars don’t seem to have lacquer on the frets ,so I don’t know what’s up with that ?


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    I think the fender usa has lacquer after frets are installed.
    Mexico and Japan may vary?
    My Fender necks have rosewood boards. My maple necks are allparts and Squier.
     
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    My fenders are all MIM and all are maple


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