Jumbo Frets for Strat

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  1. Burn the Sky

    Burn the Sky New Member!

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    I have a great MIM 70s Strat and am looking to put Jumbo frets on the neck, as I am able to control the strings better this way (not a fan of scalloping). Does anyone have any personal reccomendations for the wire, please?
     
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  2. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member

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    ‘I would go stainless if you plan keeping it. You will need a new nut too.
     
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    little_wing142 Senior Stratmaster

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    definitely Dunlop 6100 or 6000. I would change the fretboard radius as well!
     
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  4. Gridlock

    Gridlock Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    My American Special Stratocaster has jumbo frets. My favorite Stratocaster neck.

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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

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    i like jescar brand frets. my last refret was with jescar jumbo stainless on 1 of my own and i can not wait to do my other 2 with the same.
     
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    Tall narrow. 6105.
     
  7. Triple Jim

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    Dunlop 6000 = Jescar 58118 = 0.058" tall, 0.118 wide. I put the Jescar stainless version of those on two of my guitars and love them. The width is nice from my point of view, because when you're traveling up and down the fretboard quickly they have a nice rounded top that doesn't feel like little curbs on your fingertips.
     
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    I recently purchased a neck from Warmoth and requested the 6100 frets and I love them. It also has a compound radius from 10"-16". I'd recommend talking to them about the tuners you plan to use if you are unsure about which hole size you'll need.
     
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    6150 are my favorite
     
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    Jescar Evo! Super jumbo 58118 or jumbo 57110.
     
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    +1 on EVO gold. 4x the lifespan of nickel/silver without the upcharge you pay for stainless.
     
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    6105 to me seems to be the best balance of "big enough but not ridiculously huge". In my opinion anwyay. I have used 6100 in the past but always felt like I was playing over dental braces.
     
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    I generally prefer keeping the original boards radius and flattening out the frets instead (if that is desired - I don't desire it personally).
    Especially on "vintage" guitars.
     
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    Numbercruncher Senior Stratmaster

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    I would absolutely try before you buy. Fender claims that tall and narrow, 6105, is their most popular. Well on many guitars you don't have a choice. It is like saying black was the most popular color on a the Model T. Sure it was and it was the only option you had so of course it was the most popular.

    I agree with many others that the 6105 tall and narrow feels like a railroad tie when I slide. For this reason alone I almost never play the guitar that comes with that size fret wire. 6150 Jumbo is the fret wire that I can play without really noticing how great or awful it is. It just seems to work.

    YMMV.

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    Those are especially awesome on D shaped or rounder-thinner necks. Some of the Asian thinlines have those and I think they play wonderfully!
     
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    charlie chitlin Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    I am LOVING tall narrows since owning a modern Firebird.
    I'm also really digging a Guild Aristocrat that has them.
    Try to get your hands around one of these guitars before you choose frets, if you can.
     
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    chas3rd Strat-Talk Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Very nice Bud!!!
     
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    I have them on my Les Paul Custom. :D
     
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    Looks like an American Special. "Fender" decal is solid. Is that Fiesta Red?
    I only want jumbo frets.
     
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    Gridlock Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Your correct on both counts. My mistake, a Fiesta Red American Standard with jumbo frets.

    Just bought a Player Series Telecaster and got my guitar names mixed up.