What type of frets on agile?

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  1. jayarpeggios

    jayarpeggios SS.org Regular

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    so i have had an agile 8 string here for just 2 days short of six months :)

    this is my guitar here

    anyways i have no idea how i tell if i have nickel frets.. anyone here know for sure if agile puts SS or nickel on? i have ONLY used la bella crazy eights on them.. "nickle plated".

    after 6 months i dont think i should be needing a re-fret.. so i assume they must be nickel frets on here.. plus the specs dont say stainless so +1 to me thinking its nickel. i play everyday about 4-6 hours and my style does tend to require a bit of a stronger attack than most.. so i cant really change my technique to much cause if i play any lighter i dont get that tone i am going for..

    do you think i can kill SS frets that quickly? and does nickel vs SS frets make a hugh difference?

    oh and one more thing if you dont mind i might just be looking for a new 8 string and im gonna go custom if i do.. any recommendations?
     
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    Definitely not stainless, I also wouldn't be surprised if they were softer than what you may be used too.
     
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    Harry Doom man of Doom. Contributor

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    What do you mean by attack?
    Shouldn't that come from the picking hand anyway?
    It's possible to have a light touch and still have a mean attack.
     
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    jayarpeggios SS.org Regular

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    true and that is mostly what i mean the picking hand.. but that still adds more pressure... either way it doesnt really matter. and i have also found out that apparently you can only get SS frets on a custom 8 string atm..
     
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    Harry Doom man of Doom. Contributor

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    On a custom 8?
    I'm sure you could just take your guitar to a luthier and they'll put SS frets on for you, there's no need to get a custom made guitar to get those frets :scratch:
     
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    jayarpeggios SS.org Regular

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    yea but if i am gonna buy a guitar why buy it then have someone rip the frets off from day one... better to just go custom anyways.
     

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