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. 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.
  5. brush_ur_eyes


    Jan 12, 2005