mhall Posted December 31, 2008 Report Share Posted December 31, 2008 Hello all, I'm a noob and have been experiencing some problems while practicing fretting. I'm using the scrap form my neck (maple/mahogany/maple) as a practice fingerboard. The specific problems are that when the frets are hammered in, one side appears flush with the board while the back side will not be completely seated. More hammering solves most of this problem but not entirely. This suggests to me that the fret is being hammered into a slot that is not completely perpendicular to the surface of the board. How big a problem is this? Can there be any gap at all between the fret and the surface of the board (thickness of a piece of paper maybe)? It looks a bit ugly but the fret isn't moving. Also, the tops of the frets do not follow a smooth curve after I get finished with them. I don't know if this is normal or if I'm hitting them too hard or maybe over-radiusing the frets prior to installation. Any help or suggestions? I've used about 3' of wire so far. Just more practice? Thanks, Matt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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