WezV Posted February 5, 2009 Report Share Posted February 5, 2009 just came across this on another forum http://www.jetfretz.com/ thought it was an interesting idea, if potentially flawed so here is the gist 'Jet Fretz are frets that slide in and out of the specially designed neck with nothing other than a small tap' +ve point: its apparently easy to change your frets in 5 minutes wih a little tap -ve point: whats holding the frets in? how are the controlling for wood expansion and shrinkage? will they just slide out or rattle if the fretboard shrinks a little over time or when i make a truss rod adjustment +ve point: 'delivers that sustain unlike never before', 'Higher mass & stabilization plates on the frets create as much as 35% more sustain to your instrument' -ve point: who cares, i have plenty already... why is it people always use sustain to try and sell products??? again i would be interested to know whats holding them in as any loss in contact between fret and fretboard will reduce sustain +ve points: 'Jet Fretz are made of stainless steel so they won't wear out for a long time!' -ve points: i am just about to do my first SS fretjob and am all for the idea, but i know that it will affect the tone. so if switching to ss on normal frets affects the tone... whats going to happen here??? -ve points: from the front the fretboard looks kinda weird +ve points: from the side it looks like a row of fat ladies anyway, thought it was an intersting idea... if the frets do swap as easily as advertised it might be the solution for those people that talk about removable fretboards for switching from fretless to fretted (assuming they could do some fretless fret inserts) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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