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Unread 05-04-2004, 03:38 PM   #16
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Frets can also be smoothed, leveled, and crowned. Smoothing the fret involes filing it with a diamond file to make sure there are no rough spots where the string can scrape against. Leveling the frets involves making sure all the fret are the same height, so that there is no buzzing along the fretboard. Crowning the fret involves leveling it, then rounding out the fret so that the string doesn't contact a flat surface when fretted.
Will this fix worn down spots on frets too? If so, how much does this usually run (on a per fret basis)?

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Unread 05-04-2004, 03:53 PM   #17
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ok, someone mentioned this before, but i just wanted to make sure i have it right...if a fret is a different height, that's what causes a buzzing sound?
If a string is hitting a fret, it will buzz. So if a fret is low, the string will probably buzz when fretted there.

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Will this fix worn down spots on frets too? If so, how much does this usually run (on a per fret basis)?
It will, unless when you file it down, the fret ends up being too low. Then all you can do is replace it. As for the price, I don't know, but you can easily do it yourself with a file or a specialized fret crowner.
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Unread 05-04-2004, 10:17 PM   #18
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Ah, mine are worn down pretty low in some spots.
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