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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Smaller frets on the new Player Series Strats

nashoba

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Apr 12th, 2019 11:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

Just got my 7.13oz Sage Green Metallic HSH Player Series Strat in yesterday. Love it. While the frets are not "vintage", to me they are not as wide as previous MIM Tele & Strat "medium jumbo" frets. They seem to be not as tall, & not as wide as recent models I've owned. They are not as small as the frets on my new 2019 LP Junior.

Anyone else notice a difference or is it just me?

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Just beyond Mars

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Apr 12th, 2019 12:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

I saw these in a shop; they looked and felt like 6105's to me.

The Player series Strats and Teles is the nicest model line to come along in a while. Very nice stuff. The pickups appear to be slightly more powerful than typical 'vintage' units. Alnico 5, I think.

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GospelBilly!
Apr 15th, 2019 08:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

Is it the "tall thin" fretwire that's used on the American Pro series?

If so, those frets take some getting used to and a different set-up using a bit heavier strings gauge (to work for me at least).

nashoba

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Apr 15th, 2019 07:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

55Strats: No, sir, not that fret wire either. Not a fan of those at all personally which is why I've stayed with MIM Fenders the last few years. I'll do my best to take a picture of the frets on my gtr. One of my fellow teachers has a Fender Player Series Jaguar Tidepool w/ Pau Ferro Fingerboard. Those frets are *bigger* than my HSH Player Series Strat & look like the ones on a used & darn near mint virtually un-played Anniversary Strat we're selling on consignment at the store.
Dunlop 6105's were what were on my Vai JEM Ibanez years ago & what were on the original Peavey Wolfgang & these are nowhere near that height.

(This message was last edited by nashoba at 10:02 PM, Apr 15th, 2019)

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Just beyond Mars

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Apr 15th, 2019 08:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

Fender's specs on the Player series state "medium jumbo" as the fret size. They don't include dimensions.

However, according to an article on their Website, here are the measurements for the wire they use (mainly Dunlop):

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6230: The smallest fret wire found on older Fender necks (.078″ x .043″).

6150: Vintage jumbo. Much wider but not as tall as 6230 (.102″ x .042″).

6105: Modern narrow and tall; currently very popular (.090″ x .055″).

6100: Jumbo. The largest fret wire available (.110″ x .055″).

6130: Medium jumbo (.106″ x .036″).
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According to this, the Player Series is 6130 wire.

Article here

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Just beyond Mars

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Apr 15th, 2019 08:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

If you have a digital caliper, take some measurements from several of the frets for height and width, and see if they're close to the 6130 size.

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GospelBilly!
Apr 16th, 2019 05:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

nashoba - Thanks for clearing that up.

Peegoo - A digital caliper?! I'm not THAT interested in knowing the size. (;oD

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Just beyond Mars

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Apr 16th, 2019 08:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

5Strats, that was directed at nashoba. He's pretty sure the frets on his Player Strat are different from the Player Jag that belongs to his pal.
They very well could be different.

The caliper is the only way to be 100% sure about this stuff.

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GospelBilly!
Apr 17th, 2019 01:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Peegoo - I new who it was directed at. It was merely collateral suggestion damage. (;oD

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Apr 18th, 2019 02:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Charlie copy, Five Leader!

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