Musicman Stingray Bass Fret Wires Replacement —— Fret Size?
But I cannot find the right gauge in Jescars or Dunlop fret wires. The fret wires on my Stingray is 2.70mm wide and about(due to the worn, cannot measure the accurate height) 1.3mm tall.
Jescar 51100 is 2.54 wide and 1.30 tall —— Jescar Fret Wires Chart
Dunlop 6100 is 2.79 wide and 1.40 tall —— Dunlop Fret Wires Chart
Dunlop 6110 is 2.92 wide and 1.27 tall
StewMac Wide/Pyramid is 2.79 and 1.32 —— StewMac Wide Fretwire
I don’t know which one is the most suitable for my Stingray. And I don’t want to reduce a lot of crowns on the fret wires or cut the slots of the nut. I know that Jescar may be the best in quality and I love Jescar, but 2.54mm? That would reveal the marks of the old fret wires…
I emailed the Musicman Customers Service but haven’t received any reply yet. Having searched in the forum but found no result.
What’s more, there are some cheap Korean brands (made in China actually) that happen to be 2.70 wide and 1.30 tall, and there are both nickel and stainless steel. But the price is so cheap (3 dollars for a suit) that I am worried about the quality…
(what would happen if I use SS frets on an old Stingray? I know that the new special series has SS frets and they sound OK to me. So SS frets are suitable for my Stingray 2013?)