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  • question about a fret that's not seated right

    Hi,



    I just noticed on my new guitar there is a fret buzz on the 7th string when fretted on the 1st fret, so I took a look at the 2nd fret and saw it's not seated into the wood all the way, from the end of the fretboard I can actually see a tiny crack.



    Is this something that can be fixed easily by hammering the fret? or will the fret keep popping out over time even if it's hammered back in?



    EDIT:

    here's some pics:













    Thanks,

    Lars
    my website - free licks - some of my music

    I offer online guitar lessons on Skype in different styles. Send me a PM if interested.

    check out my EP 'Sonic Sketches'

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    Useless thread is useless without a pic

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      Useless thread is useless without a pic

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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by nitrous2400
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        Useless thread is useless without a pic




        sorry



        just added some pics
        my website - free licks - some of my music

        I offer online guitar lessons on Skype in different styles. Send me a PM if interested.

        check out my EP 'Sonic Sketches'

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          Quote Originally Posted by nitrous2400
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          Useless thread is useless without a pic




          sorry



          just added some pics
          my website - free licks - some of my music

          I offer online guitar lessons on Skype in different styles. Send me a PM if interested.

          check out my EP 'Sonic Sketches'

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          • #6
            You could try to 'TAP' it with a plastic head hammer. It may go but it probably will come back up. Is the guitar new? if so, return it.



            Sorry for you luck
            MFPOMFS

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            • #7
              You could try to 'TAP' it with a plastic head hammer. It may go but it probably will come back up. Is the guitar new? if so, return it.



              Sorry for you luck
              MFPOMFS

              ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♪ ♪♫♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪ ♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪ ♫♪♫♪♫♪

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              • #8
                As pepi said you can probably try using a soft headed hammer (urethane/plastic) whatever you may have on hand, and just tape up the wood around the fret, brace the neck somewhat steadily and try to tap it in lightly. Just don't be too forceful you don't want to crack the wood, you might be able to set it in there semi-temporarily. I can't see the crack you speak of but most likely its a result of some sort of stress to the wood, may have been when they installed the fret or maybe the guitar could have slipped and smacked the fret on a table end or something. You could probably try using some sort of superglue if you feel mechanically inclined, I've read in a Stewmac article a good amount of luthiers use super glue to "unlock tone". you'll most likely want to invest in a "pipette" to be more precise though. Is this a new or old guitar? Any warranty?

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                • #9
                  As pepi said you can probably try using a soft headed hammer (urethane/plastic) whatever you may have on hand, and just tape up the wood around the fret, brace the neck somewhat steadily and try to tap it in lightly. Just don't be too forceful you don't want to crack the wood, you might be able to set it in there semi-temporarily. I can't see the crack you speak of but most likely its a result of some sort of stress to the wood, may have been when they installed the fret or maybe the guitar could have slipped and smacked the fret on a table end or something. You could probably try using some sort of superglue if you feel mechanically inclined, I've read in a Stewmac article a good amount of luthiers use super glue to "unlock tone". you'll most likely want to invest in a "pipette" to be more precise though. Is this a new or old guitar? Any warranty?

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                  • #10
                    What they said.



                    pound it in.
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                    Proudly uses: STOMP UNDER FOOT pedals.

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                    • #11
                      What they said.



                      pound it in.
                      BRO CLUB Member: BROSLINGER
                      Proudly uses: STOMP UNDER FOOT pedals.

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                      • #12
                        What they said.



                        pound it in.
                        BRO CLUB Member: BROSLINGER
                        Proudly uses: STOMP UNDER FOOT pedals.

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                        • #13
                          What they said.



                          pound it in.
                          BRO CLUB Member: BROSLINGER
                          Proudly uses: STOMP UNDER FOOT pedals.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks.

                            Yes it's a new guitar, but I was planning to bring the guitar to a tech next week for a pick-up swap anyway, so I will let him repair this for me.

                            If this is an easy fix, it's not worth sending the guitar back to the dealer/distributor, etc.



                            But once the fret is tapped back into place, will it stay there? or are chances that it will keep coming back out over time?
                            my website - free licks - some of my music

                            I offer online guitar lessons on Skype in different styles. Send me a PM if interested.

                            check out my EP 'Sonic Sketches'

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                            • #15
                              Thanks.

                              Yes it's a new guitar, but I was planning to bring the guitar to a tech next week for a pick-up swap anyway, so I will let him repair this for me.

                              If this is an easy fix, it's not worth sending the guitar back to the dealer/distributor, etc.



                              But once the fret is tapped back into place, will it stay there? or are chances that it will keep coming back out over time?
                              my website - free licks - some of my music

                              I offer online guitar lessons on Skype in different styles. Send me a PM if interested.

                              check out my EP 'Sonic Sketches'

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