Plastic Fretwire

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andy Felix
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Plastic Fretwire

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Hi not sure if this is the right place to post, but i am looking for Red Plastic Fret or Fret wire like this
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Been looking, but no luck, they slide in to a pcb.
Any help would be awesome!

Thanks

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Re: Plastic Fretwire

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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.
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The Printed Circuit Board is a keyboard, it for a synthesizer.
The Frets separate the keys,
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Just seeing if any one knowns were to get those Frets?

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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.

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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.

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Sweet thanks for the tips!

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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.
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Model railroad stuff at you local hobby shop. Most of the model extrusions are styrene which is very soft and weak material.

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