Fret wear killing fretboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Plucky, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Plucky


    Jun 18, 2002
    I bought a Warwick not too long ago, and after getting it setup properly, i noticed that there was some fret wear, well, A LOT of fret wear on the fretboard. Not knowing the woods Warwick necks are made of, I decided I'd not do anything until I knew what NOT to do (yeah, I'm afraid I would **** it up).

    So after noticing that, I discovered that this fret wear was making little "wounds", little scrapings and marks on it, and I got scared. Is this "normal"? It's a second hand one and the other parts of the bass also look a little worn and scratched, should I polish it or wax it? I was goin to wax it but I would like to hear tips on how to bring this beauty to life full on, cleaning, fixing scratches, etc.

    Thanks for any possible inputs.
  2. somethingshort


    Aug 22, 2003
    Its making marks on the wood itself or on the frets? The frets themselves can be replaced either by yourself if you know how or by any decent guitar tech. Fret wear is pretty commmon among fretted instruments, I've never had any scratches to the wood though :meh: