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i need fret wire, but not just any fret wire. i'm looking for the same bell brass fret wire (not in size, just material) that warwick uses, but i can't find it anywhere online, and my local stores don't even carry fret wire much less brass.

does anyone have any idea where to look for some of this stuff, please, i'm begging you. the client is getting a little restless and i'm starting to shift into panic mode, which means i do a really bad job...

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the client is getting a little restless and i'm starting to shift into panic mode, which means i do a really bad job...

Oh man, can I relate to that !!!!!!!

What kind of contact can be made to Warwick ? If they got an e-mail addy, mail 'em ASAP, asking what's the best way to get this wire.

If you already contacted them and they said "no can do", then you got a lot of extra work to do.

Hell, I'm even having trouble getting bulk Dunlop wire at a discount, but supposedly, it's on it's way. (after 3 weeks of harrassing people to get it)

With customers like this, I find it best to just "lay down the law" with them. All you can do is try to get the hard to find part(s) the best you can and it most always takes a lot of time. But don't act like a "push-over", cuz a lot of people take advantage of that.

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I can show you some websites that may help. Sorry if you've already checked them >.<

http://www.warmoth.com

http://www.stewmac.com

http://www.allparts.com

http://www.carvin.com

the first two, yes. i had checked. the third, i had not, and it got my hopes up with an abundance of fret wires, but they were all nickel-silver. carvin doesn't sell fret wire. but thank you anyway. allparts has plenty 'o other stuff for me to play with in the future.

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Dan, you might want to email this guy :

http://www.warwickbass.com/tech/rob.html

just did. thanks, didn't even think to look up the warwick guys direct.

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Yup jim dunlop sell some, its in one fret size only i think, im not sure. its not bell brass, it says "brass" it could be the same thing? lol

heres the link http://www.jimdunlop.com/site/products/mai...rets/index.html

click on 6s6180 $10:95

scroll down to the "regular" fretwire sizes and you'll see it. its the only one not made of nickel

Im not sure if you order direct from jimdunlop, either way, give them a ring or mail and ask where you obtain some of it.

rob :-)

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Yup jim dunlop sell some, its in one fret size only i think, im not sure. its not bell brass, it says "brass" it could be the same thing? lol

heres the link http://www.jimdunlop.com/site/products/mai...rets/index.html

click on 6s6180 $10:95

scroll down to the "regular" fretwire sizes and you'll see it. its the only one not made of nickel

Im not sure if you order direct from jimdunlop, either way, give them a ring or mail and ask where you obtain some of it.

rob :-)

it's a little large for what i'm looking for right now, so i'm gonna wait and see what warwick can hook me up with if anything, but thank you so much. that's the stuff if nothing else.

and soapbar, i will let you know how it turns out in this project, but i do know that on warwicks, it creates a much punchier tone, a lot warmer, too, and i'm assuming similar results for a guitar.

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Warwick only sells it in 92 inch bulk @ $80.00 (US) + shipping from germany...

i think i'm going to get it from dunlop :D

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That sucks. I wonder what size they have. You need it for a bass ? I like the idea I've heard about putting really small fret-wire on basses, because the frets don't need to have jumbo frets, since the large string diameters already keep your fingers pretty far off the surface of the fret-board wood.

I'm probably going to Germany in about 2 months, but won't be back here until October (all that time you probably won't have to see my annoying posts here much, if at all)

If I find out what size(s) they have, and I like the size for my own needs(being a selfish bastard), I'll see about buying some, and bringing it back (if it fits in my suitcase).

It's supposed to last 4 times longer than standard fret-wire.

I wouldn't get Dunlop brass wire, since I think it's made to be softer than normal fret-wire.

If your customer would suddenly like the idea of small frets on a bass, like bass player Lee Sklar (spelling ?) likes, you should even consider stewmac banjo or mandolin fret-wire.

Rob

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it's actually for a guitar. and he's not even a real player. he's just got money and wants his guitar to be the most expensive looking one of everyone he knows. rich bastard...taking advantage of poor, college students like me so he looks better...

pah! i'll pay the $10.95 for dunlop, but charge him $50+ for the job.

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though "pimp" it may be, and though the guy's a real a$$hole, ima still give him a playable, good sounding guitar, maybe for my own benefit more than his to know i made something that cool, and gold would just, well, not work well on a guitar i'm thinking. way too soft...

but that's something to keep in mind when i do my "in the glass case" remake of my old strat...mwahaha...

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hrmm...didn't see it when i looked there, but i will look again anywho...

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