The .020 was just a low ball number to start with.
I don't think any of my personal guitars are that low.
I just milled a Strat copy and was pleasantly surprised to find it was still a healthy .040 after.
I do have and have played some that are about .030.
I personally don't have any trouble with it.
Do you think .030 is too low on a LP style?
It all comes down to personal preference. I like fairly tall frets on my electrics, and smaller ones on acoustics. I know plenty of guys who love small frets on everything, though. I also know plenty of guys who love big frets, and a few who love truly HUGE frets. You look at something like Dunlop 6000 (0.118"X0.058"), and I wonder why you don't just scallop the fingerboard (well, other than when you are putting them on a vintage guitar, of course!) I find I have to push harder with shorter fret wire, which isn't good for my hands, so I try to avoid it, particularly if I'm going to be doing a lot of bending. As far as "too low on an LP style," well, it isn't about the style of the guitar, it's about the style and preferences of the PLAYER.
>>wider frets will be flatter
I thought crowning is supposed to take care of that?
Thanks a lot!
I didn't say flat, I said flatter - i.e., they will have a larger radius curve. The string may still only make contact at one point (as it should), but it will have more opportunities to buzz. Even when you've recrowned the fret, the wider fret will have a stepper slope. Which may be fine. Or not. It's up to the guy whose going to be playing the thing, in the end.