Originally Posted by 3234718
It's been said before, I don't remember the exact quote, but it's something like this:
Regular steel rounds will cause enough damage to require fret work after 10 years. With roto 66's it'll take 8.
If you can learn to live with the rough feel, the fret wear is really irrelevant if you truly love the sound, which is all that matters.
Unfortunaly this is the answer. I noticed the change in Rotos too and switched to DR years ago. I'm back to rotos now. Nothing else snarls like they do.
If you keep your frets buffed it will help. The more polished they are, the harder they are so it will help them resist ware and stay even. I'm going to refret my spectors with SS when and if they need it. I polish mine every string change with 0000 steel wool,then buffing compound, then polish. No significant wear after a few years use. I do play hard, and am a pick user also.
If you let your frets go , and let them get dirty, they will eat much faster.
I'll pay the man 300 for a refret if I ever need it. Until then , the joy I get from my tone is far more important. Let em eat! : bassist: