Jumbo Pyramid Nickel-Silver Fret Wire (6 ft)
A unique fret wire profile for your special guitar, bass guitar or other stringed instrument! Great for both new instrument fret-work and repair!
This same amount of fret wire would cost you $17.92 shipped to the US if you tried to order it direct from the supplier Stewart-MacDonald!
This is a set of 6 feet of "JUMBO Pyramid" fret wire in handy 8-inch lengths*. Six feet is more than enough for a standard guitar or bass (might need a bit more for a 7+ string specialty instrument), and you could probably fret two smaller instruments with this much fret wire, if you are careful. This fret wire is designated as "JUMBO" due to the wide crown width, high crown height, and deep "tang" depth (see measurements below), and is called "Pyramid" due to its unique profile shape, with sloping sides and more of a point to it, instead of the standard half-round profile. See the pic for an idea of the profile shape. This is premium fret wire from Stewart-MacDonald (equivalent to their #158), and it's the one of the largest fret wires they sell. With Stewart-MacDonald, you know it's quality! The 8" lengths come with a slight radius, which you can adjust as necessary to match your fret board.
Can be used on all sorts of electric guitars and basses, larger cigar box guitars and various other larger fretted stringed instruments, anything that requires the widest and highest of fretwires. It also makes a great "zero fret" for smaller stringed instruments! The 8-inch lengths allow you to easily cut the exact lengths you need. Having fretwire this high opens up a lot of options for the savvy player - you can bend a note just by pressing the string down harder!
I also include a sheet of fretting "do's and don'ts" to help the first-time fretter get started, at no extra charge! This sheet contains a lot of useful how-to, things to avoid, and advice. If you want a more in-depth guide, check out my separate fretting guide listing!
Technical Specs: Crown Width: .110" (2.79mm) Crown Height: .052" (1.32mm) Tang Depth: .074" (1.88mm)
A slot width of .023" is recommended for this fret wire, but somewhat wider may work if you use glue to set the frets in. Be sure to measure the width, height and tang depth/width of your current frets before buying, to make sure this set will fit your intended usage!
* Please note that tolerance on fret wire piece length is +/- 1/8" (.125").