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Finally did my first fret level

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  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Just have to turn it into a guitar to see if I fixed that pesky 12th fret buzz.

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  2. marklk

    marklk Strat-Talker

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    Curious what you used for a leveling block and sand paper.
     
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  3. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Good boy...

    I'm positive...
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    We're I to attempt this...
    If be buying a new neck...
     
  4. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I used a long piece of wood about 3/4" wide by about 18" long with fairly rough sandpaper glued to it for the initial run. First I straightened out the bow using the truss rod, then I marked the top of each fret with a sharpie. Ran the block back and forth until all the sharpie was gone. Then I used 0000 steel wool 50 passes over each fret, then a sponge sanding block 800 grit for the final run. I may yet go to a higher grit, haven't decided. I have no use for it at the moment so I'm not in a hurry. It may end up on my MIM Strat.
     
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  5. duzie

    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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    I’m with @thomquietwolf .
    I’d probably screw up my neck but I may try this on one of my guitars anyway.
    @Lonn I’m not even sure if I am using the correct terminology . How did you go about crowning the frets ?
     
  6. rockon1

    rockon1 Strat-Talker

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    Hope ya got it! Ive used makeshift stuff with success myself. Really would like to buy a few decent tools for the job. Crowning files ,ect.
     
  7. GuitLoop

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    Looks good to me! :thumb:
     
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