is it advisable to file frets

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is it advisable to file frets

Post by kjb » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:48 am

in oder to prevent string buzz

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Post by Vesuvio » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:39 pm

Hello Kjb,

Are you sure the shape of the frets is the cause of the buzz?

The fret profile is quite subtle. Unless you are very confident indeed I would advise you against taking a file to your frets. My practical skills are almost non-existent and I know I would make the situation worse. I would go to a professional.

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Post by Sasquatch51 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:31 pm

I'm not trying to be a smart-aleck here and don't take this the wrong way, but here's the facts...

If you have to ask this question, then you do not have the knowledge or skills to file or dress your own frets. If you have a problem with strings buzzing, take the guitar to a luthier.

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Re: is it advisable to file frets

Post by James Lister » Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:18 am

kjb wrote:in oder to prevent string buzz
No!!! As Sasquatch51 says take it to a luthier, it's a skilled task.

James Lister, luthier, Sheffield UK


Post by kjb » Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:16 pm

thanks for the advice

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