What is an equivalent fret size??

Discussion in 'PTC - PRS Tech Center' started by Richbintempe, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Richbintempe

    Richbintempe New Member

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    Unquestionably, PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS have some of the nicest-most refined-carefuly excellent fretjobs. Now that they’ve been around awhile, players are starting to wear out their frets!!! What is the size replacement fret to use on these guitars?? Do I order pre-arched fret-wire from PRS?? Is there an equivalent manufactured by sombody?? HELP ME & other LUTHIERS keep these worn-out PRS guitars running!! Thanks
     
  2. ADP

    ADP New Member

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    I’m led to believe that PRS guitars use Jescar fretwire. The standard is 47104 while DGTs use 57110. They’re approximately the equivalents of Dunlop 6150 and 6100.
     
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    Rider1260 New Member

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    If I were ever to have to refret any of my PRS I would go to PTC , I know it will be more costly and my Luther is killer and could most likely do a fine job but I would not take any chances
     
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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Me too.
     
  5. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    6150 is typically the closest. I'd go with stainless and never look back.
     
  6. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    I've tried stainless frets a couple of times they just don't work for me there is a sound ( like a high pitch tapping ) they make when fretting and just don't seem as smooth when bending. I'm sure they are great for some I just don't care for them.
     
  7. Big Mike

    Big Mike Soon to be on a McCarty hunt..

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    I keep hearing that and have never experienced it. Especially the 'less smooth bending' should be the opposite.

    Agree 6150 is 'close enough' to PRS size to work just fine.
    John Ingram did a refret on an 86 I had, was fantastic.

    Haven't had any done in stainless for myself, but will have.
     

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