Hey guys, I posted this in the bass forum by mistake, and they redirected me here for help. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/fix...bulges-958838/
Basically, I have a 6-string with an ebony fretboard. It's a cold, dry winter here in Iowa, and the board is shrinking (as expected). However, now the fret ends (which are COVERED by wood on the ends) are pushing the fretboard wood out, creating small bumps all along the underside of my neck. It feels like sharp frets, but it's actually just wood.
Is there anything other than humidification that can be done about this? I've read about fret filing, and that's NOT the issue here. It's the wood bulging out, creating sharp little points from the metal beneath.
Thanks in advance!
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