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I'm just practicing tying frets using B and E classical strings having sandpapered them down according to info found on the web. But when I tried the different knots, they didn't quite work the way the instruction said. Is there anyone here who can describe a functional knot that I can use, or point to a web site? On my 32 year old lute the nylon frets are still as tight as they were when I bought it, but the knot is difficult to make out. But the two ends run under the nylon fret on each side of the knot.
Here is a link that describes several ways to tie lute frets. I am not sure if this is what you are looking for or if this applies to nylon frets.
Interesting , and I will certainly at some point use these tips. Thanks.
How long on average would gut frets last? Say 1-2 hours a day playing
Let's wait for the Lord of the Frets to come forward and answer your question, Tonyyyy. I must say I have no idea whatsoever!
Thanks Michael, that makes senseThe ren guitar I am hiring shows some signs of wear on frets 1-3 , so I guess it will affect its tone a little. My nylon fretted lute.... totally unscathed! (I dont play it enough ) Can we declare you Lord of the Frets?
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