Tech tips from ChickenboneJohn. How to install frets and use a fret rocker.

Here's a brief guide to how I install frets on my guitars, and how to check them with a fret rocker to help avoid fret rattles and buzzes. The fret rocker is an essential tool in every guitar maker's workshop - it's a simple and effective way of pinpointing fret problems, helping to diagnose and eliminate those uneven frets which are the most common cause of rattles and buzzes.

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Comment by Andries D. EKER on February 22, 2016 at 1:37pm

Aces John!! order at your shop you say? less than a 5 er.

Comment by Jim Morris on February 22, 2016 at 12:48pm

Excellent information!

Comment by ChickenboneJohn on February 22, 2016 at 1:02am

The fret rocker is in my opinion absolutely essential for fretting work. As I say, checking the fretboard with a long straightedge needs to be done, but the fret rocker makes it easy to identify "problem frets" which are a very common cause of fret buzzes and rattles.

It's 4  short straightedges all combined in the one tool, specifically designed to cover just 3 frets at a time.

Comment by J.Rob on February 21, 2016 at 9:29pm

Nice tutorial

Thanks CBJ

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