What is an equivalent fret size??

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  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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  3. Rider1260

    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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  4. bodia

    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.
     

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