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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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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Great Idea!

By John H from Southeast PA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 21, 2011

This tool can detect the smallest of height mis-matches. I checked with an accurate depth gauge and found that the rocker can detect 0.001''. this really helped in achieving a perfectly flat fretboard.


By ninevoltjolt from Long Beach, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Excellent product, excellent quality,
but very pricy for what it is. I should have cut several lengths of a carpenter's square....

A must have.

By Steven K from Columbia, Maryland
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 10, 2011

As a retired machinist with too many instruments with over 40 years of ware. This is one tool you have to have in your toolbox.

Great Item

By Kramer from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 08, 2011

First class quality. This thing is straight as straight can be. I tried to save a few bucks with the one on ebay and it was crap. Pure junk. Don't skimp and try to save a few bucks. Get the best. If I could use another Id get it.

Exactly what I need

By Sam Eakins from Duncan,SC
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 02, 2011

I am a Technical Product Specialist for Taylor Guitars. My repair shop is on the sales floor of our Music Retailers "World wide"(no The Fret Rocker is quick and accurate and easy to travel with. Awesome!

What I didn't know did hurt me!

By useful tools from Springfield, Il
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 11, 2011

The first thing I noticed was that my frets are not flush. The worst thing is on the B-string, the D# note "that fret - the fourh fret" is high on every guitar I own? I don't know if it's because I have pushed the third fret down so much, since we play the D chord a lot or the fourth fret is high for some other reason? That D# note is were I get more buzz than any place on my guitars....

Fret Rocker

By Michiel from Calif
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 06, 2011

Great tool for leveling frets. Find high and low spots quickly.

On the Level with the Fret Rocker

By Old Man of Cotati from Cotati, Ca
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 27, 2011

A must have for me. I use it on every

board that has frets. Very high quality. A must-have recommendation!

Worth the cost.

First class tool.

By Jocko from Scotland
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Just what you need for checking for high frets. No tool kit should be without this.

Works Wonders

By Michael Powers from Topeka,Kansas
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 30, 2011

I recently purchased the Fret Rocker because I was having trouble finding high spots on the setups I'd been doing. This is a perfect tool to find that one high spot on a fret board, without the expense and hassle of leveling the entire board. Best purchase Ive made in a long time! Gotta Love Stew Mac!!

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