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Action/Style/Fret-Buzz: The Other Side of the Coin

Action/Style/Fret-Buzz: The Other Side of the Coin

I’ve often hammered home the idea that players need to understand that a guitar needs to the setup for their style to prevent fret buzz. ‘As low as it can go’ isn’t as simple as it sounds and the player plays a massive part in whether a guitar buzzes.

But sometimes the guitar is to blame. And I should talk about that too…

Refrets and fingerboard binding

Refrets and fingerboard binding

When a fingerboard has binding along its edge, there are some considerations that have to be taken during a refret. Because the fret slot-ends aren't accessible preparing the slots and the frets themselves is a little different. Doing it right is the difference between a great refret and a potential disaster.

Check it out…

Brian May and the Zero Fret Controversy

Brian May and the Zero Fret Controversy

After the last article on fret wear, I was surprised to get some responses refuting my statement that a zero fret would (all things being equal) wear more quickly than other frets. 

It seems that Brian May is partly to blame for this. Well, not quite. Check it out…