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steels

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by mike phillips, Mar 1, 2006.


  1. i wanted to get some blue steels but my buddies told me to stay away from steel strings because they wear the frets. any truth?
     
  2. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    USA-Mineola
    Its kind of a trade off. To me steel sound better they are stiffer which lets you set up the action real low but over time they will wear down the frets. You can have a grind and polish done to dress the frets up but in real bad cases you will need a fret job done which will run some were around two hundred dollars depending