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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5.0
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5.0

Works Wonders

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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!!

5.0

excellent

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I've used this for guitars, basses, mandolins and a dulcimer. Well designed, simple, and very useful

5.0

fret rocker "rocks"

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this thing is great! i put off buying the fret rocker for over a year. Now I can't fret without one.

5.0

Great tool

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I love that tool, it's accurate, versatile and useful not only for frets, but for any situation where checking straightness of a small area of your design is needed.

5.0

Great for more than just frets

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This is a great tool for spot checking frets, but I have a lot of other uses for it as well, whenever I need a small straight edge. One of my favorite uses it to keep it in my pocket while hunting for antique tools at flea markets, to quickly check chisel backs and plane soles without packing a full straightedge. I use it so often I'm tempted to buy a second one.

5.0

Excellent Tool

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Like other reviewers don't know how I was doing it before but this is obviously a better method. Easily locates high frets. I use this as I seat the frets and then do a leveling with a 24 inch aluminum sanding bar then as I polish I use it again to check the frets as I go through. A little pricey but I don't see having to ever buy another one... They seem very sturdy.

5.0

5+

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Really nice tool. Operative search problem frets. I like it

5.0

Fret Rocker

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This is the easiest way to locate a high fret. When you place it across 3 frets the high fret will show up instantly.

3.0

Very useful tool

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The fret rocker is a small and useful tool. I see myself using it all the time, and mostly not as a fret tool. As it is made from hard metal, I use it as a leveler, right angle, glue scraper and more. Why not the five star rating: It is a little bit pricey, And has poor magnetic properties:


I tried to use the rocker as a baseplate with rare earth magnets, for bridge repair, but looks like the metal alloy used in the rocker is not that attracted to magnets like plain steel.

5.0

Fret Rocker

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This is a precision tool if I have ever seen one. It lets me tweak frets down to the smallest fraction. I find it to be one of the most valuable tools that I have in my shop. No more dead or buzzing frets!

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