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!

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Fret Rocker

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Dan Erlewine troubleshoots fret problems with the tiny straightedges that became the 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 1/8" nickel-plated steel with a satin finish, for durability in 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 one of seven tools included in our Essential Fretting Tool Kit, a compilation of tools you'll need for the fundamentals of fret work. Kit also includes our book, Fretwork Step By Step by Erick Coleman with Dan Erlewine.

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Fret Rocker

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By Guitartec from Coventry, RI USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 08, 2012

We use the Fret Rocker so much in my shop, we may actually be the first to wear one out! If you don't have the means to measure fret height accurately through all phases of doing fret work, you simply cannot do an accurate job. We find the Fret Rocker is fast and easy to use and it's relatively inexpensive. It's a GREAT tool to include in your tool box!

all in one

By pedro1689 from calama, chile
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 28, 2012

I used 4 different gauges, with Fret Rocker now I have everything in one tool.

An Indispensable Tool 

By M Dawes from South Shields, England
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 22, 2012

I purchased this fret rocker to replace an old similar tool that I have had for many years, unfortunately the older tool was only made of aluminium and had extensive wear to all the edges. I purchased this tool many years ago from Italy and over the years I have had the edges ground up on numerous occasions, but really this tool was well past itÆs sell by date, hence the purchase of this tool. The quality of which, is what you have come to expect from Stewmac, it is top notch and as it is made from stainless steel and I will not have the same wearing problems than I did with the previous original tool, another first class product from Stewmac.

Want a good setup or not?

By JLondon from Owensboro, KY
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Get one. I've leveled frets with every sophisticated technique out there and still can find renegade high spots within a single fret with this. If you're not too lazy to use it (checking each fret across the entire fret, not just down the middle), you will achieve setups that are as good as it can get and are otherwise impossible.

Essential Tool!

By Wilmer Gingerich from Jamesport MO
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011

Don't use them often but when you need them they make it so easy to find the bad fret!

Even for bass !

By Adbass from France
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 30, 2011

This tool is as simple as accurate .
Even for a 36.5" bass in the first scales of the neck that are really wide .

Magnificent and not expensive tool!

By Armen Movsesian from Moscow, Russia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 06, 2011

I replaced frets for the first time and thanks to this tool my work much more was facilitated! In the future I constantly will work only as this tool.

You will find it!

By bomark2002 from WV
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 27, 2011

If you are trying to find that headache fret buzz, this is what you are gonna have to have. Great idea.

Fret Rocker

By Pat Green from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Very useful tool, I use it all the time while pressing frets with 'Jaws'to adjust the level as far as possible as I go along. Then I check the whole fingerboard prior to leveling.

find that high or low fret fast

By sherman stockton from indiana
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 01, 2011

not a must have tool but it makes life alot easier

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