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I tried to get pictures of this, but my camera is giving me really blurry shots. In the 19th fret on my neck, there's a nick at about the G string. When you bend the string there, it makes a noise as the string shifts in and out of the nick. It's about the shape and size to catch the G string (I think it's a .14). I have the same size fretwire to replace it with, but I'd just like some opinions on how this should be done. I also don't know if Ibanez seats their frets with glue or just with tangs. I read http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/Fretting.htm to try to understand the fret removal/insertion process.

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A while back I picked up one of my guitars and off the top of my head started to play a riff. At the 3rd string 3rd fret it buzzed like crazy. The fret had a tiny little nick like someone had tapped the string with a hammer. I used a small file to take the sharp edges off the nick, repolished the fret, and played 4 sets on it that night.

That may or may not be the right way to do it, but it worked for me. If you're not comfortable doing something like that, take it to a qualified repairman.

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