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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

Useful tool.

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I am restoring several old Silvertone and Harmony acoustic guitars. I found this tool to be helpful in identifying high frets that were causing fret buzz. These old guitars are notorious for having extremely high action. I have been able to get the action as low as on any quality modern guitar. Some might say that wouldn't be possible but it is and this tool helped get it done.

5.0

It just plain works

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Works just like the video says. Found the high fret, filed it, no more buzz. A must if you like low action.

5.0

Elegant Solution

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Armed with this and a Sharpie, you can find any and all high frets (or _areas_ of frets) on an entire fretboard in not much more time than it is taking me to type this. Simple + incredibly effective = elegant solution.

5.0

Quit dithering and buy it.

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I'm the kind of fellow who likes to get by with as few special-purpose tools as possible. This thing is an exception. Does exactly what it says it does and pays for itself the first time you use it. And if you ever want a rather unpleasant surprise, take this thing to the factory necks of some of the big-brand name and find out just how many high frets they have. You'll probably find at least two or three even on $1,000 plus instruments!

5.0

Fret Rocker

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Thank you for the Fret Rocker. It arrived in Croatia in less time than you suggested, and on my set ups I'm already checking all my guitar' frets with this great tool! The Fret Rocker helps me maintain a fret buzz free`guitars with a lower action, and using it, I find that even new instruments suffer with a "raised Fret" or two, and the "Fret Rocker" is the tool that will find the offending high fret that you can simply "Tap" or "Smooth" down. Great invention! I sincerely thank your staff for the quick service you provided!

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Good investment

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Very handy for my first Fret job. Made the process much easier.

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HEAVY USE

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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!

5.0

all in one

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

5.0

An Indispensable Tool 

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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.

5.0

Want a good setup or not?

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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.

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