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    SE245 soft frets

    So I got a bit carried away at last nights gig and decided to play a bit of slide with my beer bottle (last song shenanigans). Opened the case this morning to give the guitar a rub down only to find string indents in the frets under the b string 12th fret up and the top e string 7th fret up. I have carried out a complete fret dressing and have managed to remove the indents so alls good but I have done this many times with other instruments and never had this problem are the frets abnormally soft?

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    How old is the guitar? Usually they're not that soft but like anything there is a range of softness and hardness in them. Maybe you just got one on the softer side.
    I gave that pitch some vibrato, pitches love vibrato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumps View Post
    are the frets abnormally soft?
    No, they're just pissed at you for doing that.



    Seriously, here's a nice video where Paul talks about fretting the instrument and the fret wire used:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzKT8WrZhhc

    I have no idea what they're using for the SEs, maybe it's a different material. I have no damage or discernable wear to the frets on any US PRS, but I do have a fairly light touch. I've had worse fret wear on non-PRS guitars in a shorter time.
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    I too have wondered if the SE's had the same super hard fret "wire" as the USA Kent Island made guitars. Anyone know for sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Horch View Post
    I too have wondered if the SE's had the same super hard fret "wire" as the USA Kent Island made guitars. Anyone know for sure?
    I would venture to say no... I needed a level and dress on my first SE after about 2-3 years. My others are wearing a bit as well. Not unreasonably, but I don't think it's the USA wire.
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy474x View Post
    I would venture to say no... I needed a level and dress on my first SE after about 2-3 years. My others are wearing a bit as well. Not unreasonably, but I don't think it's the USA wire.
    Boo hiss....


    (thanks for that info, though).

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