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filing frets?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by brush_ur_eyes, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. brush_ur_eyes


    Jan 12, 2005
    ok i just got my first bass :hyper: and my bro has been playing guitar for 4 years about and i was playing my bass and i noticed it was buzzing so i asked him why it was buzzing and what i could do about it and he said that the string was hitting the frets and that i should file them. is this the right info? and how would i do that if it is? :help: thatnx!!
  2. don't EVER file your frets! It probably just needs a setup.

    If you file those frets, you will be :bawl:
  3. Rhythmalism


    Sep 25, 2004
    Dressing up frets involves a long straight edge, proper tools, and a whole lot of time. Like Pete said, a basic setup is most likely the culprit, just raise the strings a tad, assuming the neck doesn't have any crazy bows or twists to it.
  4. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Moved to setup
  5. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel

    Dec 8, 2004
    Never try to file frets unless you're practicing to be a repairman or something and don't mind screwing up the instrument permanently.
  6. brush_ur_eyes


    Jan 12, 2005
    omg than u soo much! :hyper: