1st fret too short
so I confirmed that the 1st fret is shorter than the 2nd, on my uv70p. I know the options :
1) replace the fret -> fret level -> fret crown -> fret edge's rounding
2) remove the fret, re-shape to 16" radius, form some kind of very thin shim, (most probably around the slot), and re-install the fret
3) a new way that I have thought of, apply a thin layer of two-part liquid metal epoxy to the crown's top, and then shape/crown the top
I have tried option 2 on my Carvin, and the process was scary as hell. I did it because my FranKarvin has already got more beating that it could possibly handle, so it was no big deal experimenting with this. But the new Ibby? After all those pints of sweat to make it right? I do not dare to do this. Also I would not like option 1, since leveling by definition could possibly take "some" metal from the tips of the rest of the frets, and I definitely do not want that, buy any means. So that leaves only option 3. What do you think? Have you ever wanted to raise a single fret?