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The 18th fret on my epi neck is starting to lift on the high e side of the neck. Is there a way of getting this to sit back in or does the fret need to be taken out and replaced ?? :thanks5qx:
 

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for a lifting fret on my jackson I did this:

First, put a piece of wood on top of the fret, and use a hammer to GENTLY tap it into place. the piece of wood acts as a "buffer" between the fret and the wood. Do NOT just hit the fret with a hammer, as it will leave a nasty dent. If this doesn't work then:

1) put tape on the fretboard on both sides of the loose fret so that the glue will not mess your fretboard up

2) put some superglue on each side of the fretwire so that it seeps under where the fret is lifting up.

3) press the fret down and hold it firmly until the glue is set.

That should fix it.
 

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Thanks for the tip, may have to go with the glue, tried the tapping and it didn't take. Another go at it tonite...
 

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Well did the glue bit on the fret and the results were not perfect but they were better than before. The fret did not set completely, very small space at bottom and I do mean very small. But the fret was stable and did not move like before. Probably should have removed the fret completely so any debris could be cleaned before the glue and refretting. Live and learn. Was able to slightly file down fret and cure problem. Thanks for all the tips... next time I'll do it right....
 

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PaulS said:
Well did the glue bit on the fret and the results were not perfect but they were better than before. The fret did not set completely, very small space at bottom and I do mean very small. But the fret was stable and did not move like before. Probably should have removed the fret completely so any debris could be cleaned before the glue and refretting. Live and learn. Was able to slightly file down fret and cure problem. Thanks for all the tips... next time I'll do it right....
sorry if my method didnt work to your satisfaction :(

I have done it about 3 times with good success. I actually picked up the method (superglue, etc.) off a number of websites. if you google: reseat fret
or of you google: fix lifting fret, you will find a LOT of sites that advise you to go with the superglue method. My 15th fret on my jackson was buzzing a little while ago and I did the superglue thing and it fixed it completely. Sorry if it didnt work as good for you.

I would be too afraid to actually remove an entire fret lol :tongue:
 

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I wouldn't say that the method does not work. I would say I just missed some debris or something and it didn't fully seat. I'm not that fussy, as I said a slight sand on the fret and she is playing like nothing happened. I'm happy...
I think the method is good just be sure to clean out any debris before you reseat the fret.
 

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What guitarisstz said is great advice but instead of masking off the fret use the paste finishing wax that is used on floors. With a Q tip paint the wax on both sides of the fret and with the water fine supper glue let the glue run down under each side of the fret and clamp right away. After the fret is glued down then the clean up is easy without having the masking tape stuck to the finger board.
Dennis
 
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