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filed and dressed frets?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by halfnote, Feb 6, 2001.

  1. halfnote


    Feb 1, 2001
    What does it mean when frets have been "filed and dressed"? "Filed" I assume means, "to make all frets even in height", but "dressed"?

  2. halfnote


    Feb 1, 2001
    My apologies to the moderator, I fully intended to post this in "Setup". Not quite sure how I got it stuck in "Basses".

  3. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    "Filing" just gets the frets down to the proper height; it doesn't make them look very pretty. "Dressing" involves getting rid of the filing marks, rounding the crowns and polishing the frets so that they look perfect.
  4. halfnote


    Feb 1, 2001
    Ah. Thanks.

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