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Offline ferenc

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fret wire - USA Nitefly
« on: October 20, 2017, 06:06:53 AM »
Hi all,

i decided to start a new topic, not continue the old one. I am a long time pleyer, have had and still own my share of guitars (currently a G SG, F Usa standard strat, Yamaha ls6).

And now I took a USA Nitefly (SSH, two tone burst) off someone for dirt cheap. Always loved Parkers, now I have it!

One problem. Two frets missing. Glue came off, frets nowhere to be found. What I need is

a) two blank frets (new, used?)
b) advice if the ebay fretwire someone is selling is the real-deal SS
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-REPLACEMENT-UNCUT-FRET-WIRE-FOR-PARKER-USA-GUITARS-for-CARBON-FIBER-NECK-/172918768870

Sooo, can please some give me some instructions on how to deal with this. I know my share of basic set up, have a house and so on, but for this, it's going to the luthier! I just need frets.

(I am in Europe, Slovenia).

Best,

Blaž

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Offline Piplodocus

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Re: fret wire - USA Nitefly
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 06:13:58 AM »
That fretwork is the “real deal”, but i think it’s for flies, not niteflies. As far as I know all niteflies (certainly my few), and the later flies (no idea from when but at some point after my 2004, and before my 2014), use more jumbo fret wire.

Let me know if you find any!
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Offline ferenc

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Re: fret wire - USA Nitefly
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 07:54:00 AM »
I don't mind replacing them all, size is not an issue for me (jumbo or medium): will they fit (same "threads" on neck)?

One more thing: anyone tried improvising: normal frets, cutting the lower thingie off, lowering them, just gluing them on? I don't care about the details, just that it plays.

b

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Re: fret wire - USA Nitefly
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 10:52:02 AM »
Sooo, can please some give me some instructions on how to deal with this. I know my share of basic set up, have a house and so on, but for this, it's going to the luthier! I just need frets.

Make sure your luthier knows about these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ3VOvkrhzs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMD39WKOuKo
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Re: fret wire - USA Nitefly
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2017, 09:45:57 PM »

One more thing: anyone tried improvising: normal frets, cutting the lower thingie off, lowering them, just gluing them on? I don't care about the details, just that it plays.

b

Worth a shot, esp if you can get stainless fret wire. Let us know how it works out.
Billy

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Offline ferenc

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2017, 06:06:01 AM »
ok,

i ordered the fretwire I posted, I expect to have it all resolved in 1 month.

f