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ps6000
08-05-2009, 08:14 AM
The only problem I see with the plastic frets on my fluke are not being able to use metal wound strings.

But what if I was able to coat the fretmarkers with some sort of paint or liquid metal that would harden stronger than the metal of the strings.

Any thoughts on this idea?

DaveVisi
08-05-2009, 08:21 AM
I can't imagine paint of any kind being harder than the frets.

I wondered though if a luthier could grind the plastic frets flush and cut slots for metal ones. :cool:

ps6000
08-05-2009, 08:23 AM
At some point in the future I will have the fretboard replaced with the rosewood option but not till it is needed.

I was just thinking of a quick and dirty solution;)

Ahnko Honu
08-05-2009, 10:32 AM
Get a set of nylon wound KALA Red strings, they sound pretty decent on my Fluke. ;)

ps6000
08-05-2009, 12:23 PM
Do the Kala Reds come low G wound? I only found the kreds with a metal wound.

russ_buss
08-05-2009, 01:58 PM
you could just get a single low G string to use with whatever strings you have on your uke now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/FREMONT-CLEAR-FLOUROCARBON-UKULELE-single-LOW-G-string_W0QQitemZ330350003880QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_ DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4cea6506a8&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14