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Why Fret Wear Could Be Hindering Your Progress

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2017 3:36:54 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in Frets, service center

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I don't know about you, but one of the greatest joys I get from playing and owning a banjo is taking it out of the case and simply admiring it for a few moments before I play. In particular, I like to look at the intricacies of the inlays in the fingerboard. But then I notice something horrendous on the frets! 

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Stainless Steel Frets vs. Nickel Silver Frets

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2012 4:18:57 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in banjo maintenance, Banjo Set Up, Frets, Your Deering

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Nickel silver alloy is the most common metal used for fret wire for banjos, guitars and mandolins.  It is a good material because it conforms to fingerboards well and resists skin acids, oils, and tarnish well.  For most players, it is durable and lasts a long time.

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