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 Post subject: Fret job on a Loomie?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:16 pm 
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Hi Gang,
New member here, first time post...
I'll do a more proper introduction later on, but for now a quick question. I am looking at an aluminum neck Kramer locally, but the frets have a fair amount of wear and flat spots. I believe there is probably enough metal left to have them leveled, but if it needs a fret job, is there anything different or weird I should know about considering a fret job on a Loomie, or it is pretty much like anything else? I haven't seen the guitar in person, hopefully going to look at it tomorrow, and I'll need to make a decision on the spot, so just trying to do my homework ahead of time.
Thanks again all you wise Kramer sages for sharing your knowledge and expertise!

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 Post subject: Fret job on a Loomie?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:29 pm 
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The lumies had ebonol fretboards which chipped very easily.
They used Petillo fret wire, I'm not sure if you could use standard wire or not. shrug
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 Post subject: Fret job on a Loomie?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:15 am 
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Thanks, Six, appreciate the reply and info!
I just spent a couple hours reading every Lumie thread from the old forum, so I guess I know slightly more than before but still not enough to gauge the difficulty of refretting and/or how much it might be expected to cost.

But I did learn enough that I can now properly spell "Lumie." I guess that's what I get for being the new kid coming on here acting like I know what I'm talking about. :whistle

Thanks in advance for any other ideas or wisdom any of ya'll might have to share.

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Ferrington red Tele
81 Pioneer Bass
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various pieces parts...
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Ed Sheeran Sig Martin LX1E, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year


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 Post subject: Fret job on a Loomie?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:26 am 
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Welcome :toast

Nothing special about that fretwire, unless you mean the triangular wire he uses on his guitars - which I think is quite a nonsense.

I dunno about the severity of chipping with ebonol (can be filled though) or if the frets were glued in heavily, but surely a soldering iron should help soften that glue before pulling them. You can use chip stoppers from StewMac, they really help to reduce chipping. Other than that, it should be a normal fretjob like any other. If the slots are widened, you can bend the tang in zig-zag to make them hold firmly. Go to a luthier who uses a fret press instead of hammering them in, hammering could be dangerous for the material.


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