Crimson fret crowning file and polishing rubber

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PVO_DavePVO_Dave Frets: 2024
edited February 2016 in Other Reviews
Following the Wudtone UTL purchase, I then got the Crimson crowning/profiling/dressing file and fret rubber. 

These were ordered Saturday and arrived the Friday just gone. 

The file feels a quality item, nice handle and the corners are smooth to try and help you not to chew up the fret board, although masking tape is still recommended. 

I took the strings off, masked the board and put black marker on top of the frets. I've never done anything like this before, so just tried to crown the frets based to the fret job I had on my Tele. I lent the file on the board and tried to file in a fluid motion on both sides, once done, I used the fret rubber to polish up the fret. I then did this for the remaining frets :)

I'm happy with the results, with more experience etc.. I'm sure I could have done and even better job. Is it as good as the fret levels I've paid for in the past, probably not, but that's down to my inexperience rather than the file. 

Overall, a well made tool that even someone like me with no experience can use and get good results. The rubber got the frets nice and smooth and shiny. It's certainly something I'll do again!

Some pictures:

And the finished article all strung up!

All I need now is a fret end file :)
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