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Fret Setter

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Reset loose fret ends without restringing! Simply fit end of this handy tool over the crown of a fret, and tap with a hammer.

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Fret Setter
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1662 For jumbo fretwire Yes

1665 For medium fretwire Yes

1666 Set of both sizes, for jumbo and medium fretwire Yes

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The end of this 5"-long brass tool fits over the crown of a fret, and its slim 3/8" contact surface reseats loose fret ends fast — there's no need to unstring the instrument. It's also great for hand-pressing a loose fret end down while your superglue sets. Setters are available for jumbo and medium fretwires.

Sold individually or as a set of both sizes.
Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers and Fret Cutters. Modern stainless-steel fretwire is known to be harder than the traditional nickel-silver blends, but our own shop experience indicates the wire does not cause premature wear of files or sandpapers.
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Fret Setter
Fret Setter
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5 1-25-2014
At some point your going to need this!

Just about every guitar that ends up on my bench has a raised fret or four. This is a great addition to my arsenal for dealing with these situations. You will never regret having this tool available!

Stillborn  Harlan, Ia Read my reviews (3)
2 12-21-2013
Does more harm than good

No matter how gentle you are, this thing will hardly help: either your fret is loose and it will dislodge it from the groove, or it's well stuck n and you will dent the metal. A good dead blow hammer does a better job

Thisch  Cleveland OH Read my reviews (7)
5 3-21-2013
Must have tool

I never realized how many of my guitars had high frets until I used the Fret Rocker tool. Using the Fret Setter tool I was quickly able to correct the problem. Two tools you must have.

Rick W  Long Island NY Read my reviews (3)
5 1-21-2013
Handy for quick fixes

Always in the past when I had a high fret I had to unstring the banjo to level and seat the fret. Now I can seat a fret without taking the strings off. This is one item I will make sure I am never without again.

Mark Harper  Lexington KY Read my reviews (44)
4 2-27-2012
Is What It Says

Remember to take care while using this tool. Stay seated on the fret because you can dent it.

Uncle Louie  Florida
4 9-03-2010
Nice Tool

I live in a dry climate so as the fretboards dry the frets need the adjusting,eh? Well, this little baby makes it easier to do without getting the strings out of the way - try one they do work.

DocDick  Sandy, UT Read my reviews (2)
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