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Anyone Used German Siver Frets?

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i have come across what seems like a good deal for fretwire. is german silver the same silver used in nickle/silver frets?


has anyone used german silver? how does it play/wear/feel? any info would be great. thanks!

Edited by killemall8
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"German Silver" = "Nickel Silver" -does not always mean made in Germany either. And there's no real silver in it. Mostly brass with some nickel, which results in the silver color. The nickel also makes it harder, and when they draw the metal through dies, that also makes it harder.

Takes me 10 minutes to make 4 feet of fret-wire harder than it is from the factory.

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