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Binding over frets or frets over binding .

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Hey guys I was wondering what you guys think feels better on the neck of the LP standard T's binding over the frets or the LP HP's frets over the binding ?

 

I prefer smooth sliding up and down the neck, but since I have yet to hold the LP HP I'm not sure what the feel and preference would be ?

 

Have any of you played or felt both and if so...which feels better on the hand ?

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The frets with binding on them feel like a traditional Gibson neck. The fret over binding feels a bit 2015 Gibsonish but if you are buying a HP, that is expected. What matters is which you prefer. I have one with the fret over and many with binding over the fret. My personal preference is binding over until I need a refret done.

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Nibs forever!

 

It is (was) what made a Gibson a Gibson (unique to Gibson although copied).

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Actually I reckon nibs are just more work if something goes wrong...

 

But either way I cant say ive ever been bothered by the lack of them or that it really makes any difference when a guitar has them... As long as its all functional and playable then potato potaaato...

 

They do look cool though :)

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I'll take nibs until...

  • The frets need replacing; then frets over binding.
  • The plastic nibs do wear down and exposes the sharp fret ends; then I try to dress the metal fret ends.
  • The low e string is too close to the end of the frets and gets stuck between the metal fret and nibs or "pings". This usually means a new nut to be cut.

Hmmm... guess I prefer well rounded fret ends...be it nibs or no nibs. msp_rolleyes.gif

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I don't care...

...but it's nice of you to care enough to click on the thread and take the time to tell us that you don't care...

 

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Pip.

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...but it's nice of you to care enough to click on the thread and take the time to tell us that you don't care...

 

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Pip.

 

I'm all about caring!

 

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...and don't think we don't appreciate quite how much care you require!

 

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Pip.

 

Bwahahaha!

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This thread seems to have a lot of "fretting" over a small piece of plastic...

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But therein lies the crux of the matter; it should have a lot of "fretting" under a small piece of plastic!......

 

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I have several gibsons with the nibs, My old 67 ES-330 TD has a very thin neck binding so the width of the fret is really not affected. On my LP, the binding is much thicker, which sacrafices fret width. I mostly notice the high E string slipping off the fret doing open chords. I was under the impression gibson was doing away with the nibs but that plan seems to have changed...Mike

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I was under the impression gibson was doing away with the nibs but that plan seems to have changed...Mike

 

 

Oh, I do hope so! [biggrin]

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