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Thread: L3 fret size, stainless steel refret

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    L3 fret size, stainless steel refret

    Hey guys!

    After getting JP11 with SS frets (just an awesome bending feel lol), im thinking about refreting my L3 (that needs refret anyway) with SS frets... Can someone pls tell me the fret size for L3? I was thinking about putting larger frets on it, because thats probably the only thing thats not perfect for me on L3...

    Did someone put SS frets on L3 and whats ur experience?

    Tnx!

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    says low and wide on the EBMM website which would probably equate to medium jumbo or dunlop 6130 size.
    6150 would probably be the next size up , standard jumbo.
    i'll probably go for SS jumbo frets when i have to refret my LIII . its had one fret level so far. dunno if i'll get another out of it.
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    I refretted my Luke 3 with ss medium jumbo. It is taller than the stock frets, and the guitar got even easier to play !

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    May I suggest JESCAR frets?

    Best frets. Period.

    https://www.jescar.com/fret-wire-specifications/
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    Fretwire chart

    This might help too.
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Candy Apple Red
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise

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    Yup, JESCAR is what my guitar tech always use, i refreted my old JP6 with it and i was satisfied...

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    I think that L3 fretwire is 45x100, but Jescar only SS dimensions close to that is 53x100... Thats a bit taller, i guess that could do...

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    Yes, it would fit very well.

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    L3 fret size, stainless steel refret-13987743_10208170424593039_1922945935_o-jpgL3 fret size, stainless steel refret-13987756_10208170424633040_1005822635_o-jpg

    Fits perfectly!

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    Good to know. Thanks.
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    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Candy Apple Red
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise

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    I I just got a refret on my Luke II. I went with the Jescar stainless steel and I believe it was the 57110 fretwire. It falls in the jumbo, maybe medium jumbo range. Unbelievable the difference it made. Loved it so much I had the same thing installed on my JP that was in need of a refret. They are both playing better than ever. Well worth it.

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    I have to agree with u, its a BIG difference in playability... 2 bad SS frets dont come as standard or at least an option on all MM guitars... Im never going back on nickel silver...

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    Agreed! Only thing I wish was different about my L3 is that it doesn't have SS frets.

    Well, Luminlay inlays would be nice too.


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    I agree!

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    My PDN Neptune Blue L3s both have SS frets that are higher than the standard L3 frets - they play perfect for me, fast yet very slik feeling and nice to bend and vibrato.
    - PDN Luke III Neptune Blue HH Roasted
    - PDN Luke III Neptune Blue HH Roasted/Rosewood.
    - JP6 Tangerine Pearl HH with Piezo
    - PDN Silhouette Special (Honeyburst, roasted maple neck, H-S-S)
    - Silhouette Special (H-S-S, Vintage Burst).
    - Silhouette copy with FR (home made)
    - Axis copy (home made)
    - PC-1 copy (home made)
    - JEM copy (home made)
    - SRV Strat (Warmoth)
    - Delux Strat (H-S-S)
    - EVH Wolfgang Special
    - Ibanez RG570

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