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Hi. I have a strat with a wilkinson trem which I made some time ago. The E1st string has developed a rattle all the way up ie on each fret , from about fret 10 and it even buzzes loudly on the very last fret. The string is not touching the end of the neck or the pickups. I have put plumbers' tape around every grub screw and thread I caN find gone up & down the neck with 600 grit , a stewmac fret rocker files etc etc - ie there are no high frets underlying the E 1st string. As far as I can tell the frets are seated well. I'm not sure where to look next. I think this has come on over time and indeed i'd swear on some days it's worse than others but that's a little subjective. Can anyone give me some clues and ideas on identifying the basic issue and fixing it please? All advice welcome. Thanks, Rob.
Hi, I lost a Nut I'd made for a Custom Fanned Fret guitar I've built and have to make a new one. This got me to thinking . and has raised a few doubts in my mind about the benefits of Fanned Frets.... My main concern is that as string separation tapers from Bridge to Nut due to the smaller Nut width / larger bridge width, this means that on a conventional fret board the string angle of the outer strings will cause the intersection of the fret and string to not accurately match the correct fret spacing as the string is angled across the frets rather than perpendicular to them. However the difference looks to be so small as to be insignificant - in the 0.01 mm ball-park. On a Fanned Fret Guitar on the other-hand, I assume that the two different scales are measured along the outer strings with the frets slots cut between these two points for each fret position. In this case the centre line will be inaccurately fretted and the outer strings correctly fretted. I'm concerned that because the frets are angled on a fanned fret guitar, that these small differences that affect the inner strings will exaggerate the difference between ideal and actual fret/string intersection. Would this be a problem?