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leveling the frets ?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Asaf, Jun 14, 2003.

  1. Asaf


    Jun 9, 2003
    what sand paper do you use to level the frets ?
    (if that is the stuff you use)
    :meh: sorry for my ignorance if im wrong.
  2. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    I'm not speaking as a pro but untill one of the pros gets around to responding, I strongly advise you not to try to level your frets with sandpaper or anything else, for that matter.

  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Whatever you use, it should be dead-flat. Some people use a flat mill file epoxied to a wood handle, I myself use a big, machined, steel bar with self-adhesive 220 grit. This method only gets you so close before you have to dress individual frets on their own, usually done with a fine cut file.

    If you go at this haphazardly, you can end up making things worse, so go slow and carefully.