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filed and dressed frets?

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


  1. halfnote

    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"?

    Thanks.
     
  2. halfnote

    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".

    halfnote
     
  3. Christopher

    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

    halfnote

    Feb 1, 2001
    Ah. Thanks.