Fender vs Warmoth fret size

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by omlove, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. omlove

    omlove Tele-Meister

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    On Fender website
    6105: .090″ x .055″
    6150: .102″ x .042″
    https://www.fender.com/articles/gear/different-fret-sizes-explained

    On Warmoth website
    6105: .095" X .047"
    6150: .104" X .047"
    https://www.warmoth.com/guitar/necks/fretsize.aspx

    On Stewmac website
    Medium high .095" x .045"
    Wide medium 0.103" x 0.46"
    https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Fretwire/StewMac_Medium_Fretwire.html
    https://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Fretwire/StewMac_Wide_Fretwire.html

    It seems all after market frets are similar to each other but they are different than Fender's? It seems when talking about, say 6105, every manufacturer has their own size. Any thoughts?

    Also Warmoth 6105 and 6150 are only different in width. While Fender's narrow tall are really "narrower" and "taller" than their 6150. Could you please advise if there is very noticeable difference between Warmoth's 6105 and 6150?
     
  2. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Tele-Afflicted

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    Fret wire descriptions are all over the place.
    Fender "Narrow & Tall " sizes are 054" x 094" or 055" x 090" depending where you look.
    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/parts/fret-wire/narrowtall-guitar-frets-24/0991999000.html
    Strangely the same part number 0991999000 was previously used on packs of jumbo fretwire!
    The 055" x 090" is Custom Shop spec afaik.

    The Warmoth sizes are the same as Jescar FW47095 and FW47104. Jescar don't use 6105 etc numbering. I suspect Warmoth are trying to use generic terms.

    I work in mm and the Warmoth wire is 2.41mm and 2.64mm wide which to me is not a noticeable difference.

    Fender source fretwire from at least 2 Japanese manufacturers and elsewhere and the 6xxx numbering which was originally used by Dunlop is (mis)used a lot.
     
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