Re: Dentend in frets
Having used stainless steel frets for around a year and a half now, I probably wouldn't go back to using nickel silver. For most things, they really provide a frictionless, glassy smooth feeling. It helps notes approach the condition of them playing themselves.
I hear people all the time saying that they are brighter, but I haven't really noticed this. It could be true, but the amount is so small as to be really, really hard to hear. Plus, one could always compensate in the equipment providing amplification.
When I noticed the fret grinding/crunching, I took the guitar back to the person who did the fretting, and he did another fret polish, but it didn't solve anything. Also, this happens with a completely new string. There's something else going on. He told me that it could be heat produced that temporarily changes the molecular structure of the string, resulting in the scraping.