LMI wood

Plastic Fretwire

Ask your wood and other materials questions here. Please DO NOT post pictures and ask us to identify your wood, we have found that accurate ID is nearly impossible, and such discussions will be deleted. Thanks.

Plastic Fretwire

Postby andy Felix » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:19 pm

Hi not sure if this is the right place to post, but i am looking for Red Plastic Fret or Fret wire like this
FullSizeRender 3.jpg

FullSizeRender 2.jpg


Been looking, but no luck, they slide in to a pcb.
Any help would be awesome!

Thanks
andy Felix
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:59 pm

Re: Plastic Fretwire

Postby Barry Daniels » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:40 pm

Why? Plastic would not hold up to a month's worth of playing. And what is the Printed Circuit Board for? I am very confused.
MIMF Staff
Barry Daniels
 
Posts: 2431
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:58 am
Location: The Woodlands, Texas

Re: Plastic Fretwire

Postby andy Felix » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:16 am

The Printed Circuit Board is a keyboard, it for a synthesizer.
The Frets separate the keys,
1-1.jpg


Just seeing if any one knowns were to get those Frets?
andy Felix
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:59 pm

Re: Plastic Fretwire

Postby Randolph Rhett » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:36 am

I don't know what that stuff is called, but I'm sure no one calls it "fret wire". You would have better luck looking on website that supplies electronics. It's probably some kind of plastic spacer.
User avatar
Randolph Rhett
 
Posts: 348
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:19 pm
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Plastic Fretwire

Postby David King » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:38 am

Andy,
I would imagine that it's a custom extrusion, have you tried contacting the company to see if they will sell you some?
There are some fairly wear resistant carbon and ceramic filled 3D printer PLAs: http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160930- ... ktops.html https://www.proto-pasta.com/collections ... -composite
I don't see them in red so you may have to settle for regular PLA and inlay it. It's always worth checking McMaster-Carr online in the off chance it has an actual name and a use.
David King
 
Posts: 2660
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:01 pm
Location: Portland, OR

Re: Plastic Fretwire

Postby andy Felix » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:49 pm

Sweet thanks for the tips!
andy Felix
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:59 pm

Re: Plastic Fretwire

Postby Jim McConkey » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:19 pm

Search for I-channel or H-channel plastic extrusions. I have seen them down to 1.5 mm, and there are probably smaller ones out there.
MIMForum Staff - Way North of Baltimore
User avatar
Jim McConkey
 
Posts: 892
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:00 pm
Location: Way north of Baltimore, MD

Re: Plastic Fretwire

Postby David King » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:02 pm

Model railroad stuff at you local hobby shop. Most of the model extrusions are styrene which is very soft and weak material.
David King
 
Posts: 2660
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:01 pm
Location: Portland, OR


Return to Wood and Materials Q&A

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Your purchase from these sites helps support the MIMForum, but only if you start at the links below!!!
Amazon music     Amazon books     Amazon tools     Rockler tools     Office Depot    

The MIMF is a member-supported forum, please consider supporting us with a donation, thanks!
 • Book store • Tool store • Links • 
cron