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StewMac Z-File Fret Crowning Files
DescriptionStewMac Z-File Fret Crowning Files
Next generation fret files
A whole new idea for crowning frets. Z-Files™ won't mess up your carefully-leveled fret tops because they only touch the sides of the frets.
Won't cause string buzz
After you've leveled the frets for uniform height, your crowning file restores their rounded shape, leaving the thinnest possible line of leveled surface on top. This is when other crowning files can accidentally scrape the fret top, creating a
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Discussed in Inlay work - Jewelers Saws n blades in the TalkBass community
So here's a perfect example of the kind of Stewmac behavior that pisses me off. I picked a tool at random, in this case the "Z" Crowning file. By all reviews, a nicely made tool with an unreasonably high price. Price on the Stewmac website = $113.65. With standard $10 S&H, that's $123.65 to your door. StewMac Z-File Fret ... ... more
But honestly, that's not Stew-Mac, that's Amazon. You should actually be mad at Amazon. I can find thousands of articles online that prove that Amazon jacks up prices to cover the free Prime shipping. So it isn't a Stew-Mac thing, it's an Amazon thing. ... more
Discussed in I own a Harley Benton club in the TalkBass community
Good on you for learning a new skill. :thumbsup: I finally decided to try to learn this skill for myself in the last 3-4yrs or so. Been extremely rewarding for me in the sense that my instruments have never played better and I no longer have to worry about new instruments having high (or low) fret issues. I have also saved ... ... more
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