01-19-2013 08:42 PM
No, I don't have the spec sheet or the original order form, but my Musikraft neck has frets that, unusually, show no wear at all for a used neck.
So before I jump to conclusions and say it's stainless, I'd like to know if there's a way you find out if your frets are stainless or not? The best I could come up with Google was someone saying how stainless isn't attracted to magnets, whereas nickel silver is, but my magnets stuck to no frets at all. Only the refridgerator.
Thanks in advance!
01-19-2013 08:58 PM
Well, the obvious question is any signs of tarnish. Are they really shiny? I love SS and they feel slippery comparitively speaking to nickel steel. That's all I have to offer.
01-19-2013 10:24 PM
01-20-2013 03:38 AM
Unless the nickel frets are brand new, you can usually see a little wear [i]somewhere[/i]. Stainless frets feel smoother but it might be hard to tell without a side-by-side if you're not used to them.
For what it's worth, I read an EVH interview where he talked about rubbing a string on nickel frets - just fast vibrato for 20-30 seconds - and you can tell a difference. I'm sorry I don't remember the exact details, so that's probably not too useful, but maybe try it and see if you can feel it.
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