Filing frets?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by rastamasta, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. rastamasta

    rastamasta Guest

    Apr 22, 2012
    I recently got a new squier jag bass. Sounds great but the frets seem to jut out a little at the bottom and cut into my fingers. Is there anything i can do to file/sand them down? And if there is what should I do exactly?
  2. Batmensch


    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
  3. ON the ONE

    ON the ONE

    Nov 20, 2010
    Also consider the humidity in the space where you keep the instrument. The frets didn't grow, the wood shrank from drying. Unless it is extreme overhang, a file could be overkill.
  4. Batmensch


    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    Not necessarily.
    One winter season with low humidity will indeed shrink the wood and make the sharp fret ends more noticeable, but just one fret dressing of the ends (using the above mentioned file and technique) will eliminate the sharp ends, and they will never come back, regardless of shrinkage..
  5. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    22 ft below sea level
    I filed mine as well. Last winter it was cold and dry for a longer period. Some frets hurt my fingers, so I filed them down carefully.