Butcher of Strats
- Feb 28, 2022
How can you even tell, if you don’t compare different frets on the same guitar?
This is the only guitar I’ve owned with SS frets, it certainly wasn’t pingy. It was a joy to play though. The next guitar I refret will get SS.
Right, the only SS fret guitar I have was a partscaster as usual, with NS frets on an ebony board maple neck by Warmoth. Replaced that neck with an ebony board maple neck by Warmoth, only difference besides SS being fatback rather than some 1980s Warmoth profile.
So pretty much comparing apples to apples.
That is as usual a single bridge pickup and no tone control.
The pickup is the TV Jones Magna'Tron which they list as the brightest of the TVJ filtertron types.
So figure a very bright guitar and no way to roll off treble.
Amps are as usual set fairly bright.
Any shrillness is left to touch and technique to tame.
I have not bonded with that guitar yet, but cant really say why.
Does need some fret touchup, a L&C would be in order, so theres that.
You get a sweet tone from that SS fret guitar!
But use it very differently from how I use a guitar.
I play more like I am trying to clear the room!