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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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what should i use when filing a fret?

the first fret, on my recently purchased rg550, is not as worn down as the rest of the frets. so it creates buzz on open strings. and i wanna file it down to match the rest of the frets...
but i dont know what to use...help me!
i noticed that the steel the frets is made is very soft, why is it this way? wouldnt it be better with a really hard steel that didnt wear down as easily?

all input appreciated!
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Raise the nut or have somebody do a full fret level on the guitar.
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Re: what should i use when filing a fret?

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...wouldnt it be better with a really hard steel that didnt wear down as easily?
it has to be soft cause they can work it easily, since the frets need to be curved first, then installed on the neck, then leveled and dressed.
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Re: what should i use when filing a fret?

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...wouldnt it be better with a really hard steel that didnt wear down as easily?
it has to be soft cause they can work it easily, since the frets need to be curved first, then installed on the neck, then leveled and dressed.
Hard(er) metal also tends to sound harsh/brittle/too bright.

Have you heard a guitar with stainless-steel frets?

Ugh, personally, I can't stand the sound you get from them, I don't care if they are so long lasting your fingers will wear to nubs before the frets do. :P

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