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Old 05-21-2019, 03:31 AM
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Thanks for checking, sounds like a non-issue.
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A jam buddy of mine has a classic DR-1000 and loves my X20 too. They are different animals, both very nice. The Rainsong is LOUD and BOLD. He was also quite taken by my X30, FWIW. If not for some recent medical expenses making money tight for him, he would be pestering me to sell it to him.

Back on topic, my 2001 built WS-1000 has seen a lot of play time, and I have a heavy left hand, but its frets are holding up nicely. It is not my only player, but has certainly seen a lot of logged play time. I have already decided that any re-fret work on any guitar will be stainless steel, or maybe EVO gold if my luthier objects to SS.
A buddy of mine borrowed my RainSong for the longest week of my life and ended up buying one. He also plays out with his quite a bit. He's keeping close watch on his frets and plans on going SS as soon as it's justified.
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Vance,

Glad you posted this. I will call Mr. Stearn in Gordonsville when the time comes for a refret job. He’s close to where I live.

Very pleased with the stock SS frets on my Composite Acoustics Blade. My other CFs will go SS when it’s time.
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I played a gig Saturday and I didn't notice anything strange. Hopefully they will get even better with some play.
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Hi Vance,

Now that you've had those stainless frets for 4 or 5 months, how do you feel about them now?
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After a few years, any stainless tell fret wear appeared?
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After a few years, any stainless tell fret wear appeared?
Has anyone reported stainless steel fret wear EVER?
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Default Stainless steel fret wear?

https://hazeguitars.com/blog/frets-are-consumables

According to what they say, stainless wears too (At the bottom of the article, they have photo showing that too).

I have a carbon fiber guitar with SS fret almost five years, cannot find any fret wear but I don't play everyday. So, would like to see how they go with others.
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https://hazeguitars.com/blog/frets-are-consumables

According to what they say, stainless wears too (At the bottom of the article, they have photo showing that too).

I have a carbon fiber guitar with SS fret almost five years, cannot find any fret wear but I don't play everyday. So, would like to see how they go with others.
HA! I knew as soon as I posted that, that someone would find an example.

I cannot begin to imagine what kind of gorilla grip and playing technique would be required to cause that amount of damage to stainless steel frets.
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