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Fret Rocker

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Pinpoint those pesky high frets, and check the final height after you've redressed or replaced them, reach for the Fret Rocker!

Our 4-in-1 mini straightedge spans three frets and "rocks" to indicate uneven fret heights. Precision-machined for accuracy to .0015" per foot, the 4", 3", 2" and 1-5/16" edges make it versatile for any fretted instrument, from basses to guitars to mandolins.

The Fret Rocker is made of stainless steel with a durable finish for professional use. It's an indispensable diagnostic tool, before and after partial refretting and recrowning jobs. It lets you do more accurate fret work for better playability.

Essential for Fretting
This item is 1 of the 7 tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Set, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. The set also includes our book, Fret Work Step-By-Step by Erick Coleman with Dan Erlewine.


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5.0

Well designed

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The various length of the surfaces make this the perfect fret rocker.

5.0

Great Tool!

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We bought 2 of these for our fret station in our shop. They work every bit as good as we hoped. This tool works fantastic. We use it on 6-10 instruments per day.

5.0

It works

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This is the first tool I reach for when I check out a guitar.

1.0

All edges burred

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Sorry stew-mac, I love many of your products, but this was disappointing.
I need to agree with Nick from the UK, mine was also delivered with burred/rough edges. I can easily see with the naked eye that the .0015" per foot precision stated in the description is not what I've got. I received it as a gift, so that takes a little of the sting out of having to level the edges myself, but I wouldn't be able to trust it's accuracy otherwise.

2.0

Overpriced but functional...

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This fret rocker is a useful piece of kit but is overpriced for the quality on offer. I assumed that at this price the reference edges would be smooth, alas not - I had to use a lapping plate to polish out the milling marks. The tool would probably have worked well enough without this extra effort but it looked more than a little rough and ready.

Had I known the edges would be rough I'd have bought a cheap one and lapped the edges smooth and flat.

5.0

Rock your frets

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No guitar tech-shop should live without it. Makes deciding weather to go for a simple set-up or a fret dress, before the customer leaves the premises. Makes spotting high frets & doing -on the spot- repair, easy, while the customer waits.

5.0

SO SIMPLE YET SO ACCURATE!

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Like another review I thought this might be overkill but the 3 sides make a huge difference on my basses. It was so fast finding those slightly high frets and so fast checking progress as they are filed. Worth every penny!

5.0

Fret Rocker is Rock'n Me!

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I wasn't quite sure why the price was a little high for a straight edge until it arrived and I tried it out. Then I realized the time and maybe even money spent on a fret re-leveling job. As you start at the 1st fret you will need the longer straight edge section, then you gradually shift to the smaller then finally to the smallest for the highest frets. You're always able to contact 3 frets at a time, which you must have to check for one that is higher (or lower) than the adjacent ones. Now I wouldn't DARE take a long file or sanding block and file down all of the frets to get them the same height, even when you've set your relief at zero. With that approach, you MUST have your fretboard absolutely flat, and some fretboard-truss bars won't adjust the fretboard to that perfect starting point. Taylor guitars have that NT neck which allows a perfectly flat board (if you desire it), but most all the others it's a compromise since most of them have a non-movable neck past the join at the top bout. The fine adjustments for a conservative approach to correcting one or two higher frets requires just such a tool as the Fret Rocker. It's quite thick, so it's not going to bend while you're using it. Exactly what I'd expect from Dan and the S-M crew. Excellent! And don't forget to pick up one of S-M's leveler that fits right onto the fretboard while you keep the strings on. That's the other cousin to this rocker. Buy 'em both.

5.0

Precise Fret Checking

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All sides work well for checking different fret heights and making sure frets are leveled. Make sure to check middle and both sides of frets though. But using the rocker is very accurate.

5.0

A must have for fretwork

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A simple, precise and durable piece of equipment. It's a welcome addition to any tool kit.

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