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Paul December
03-08-2012, 02:58 AM
The edges of my frets on my Firefly feel mildly rough. Must I tape-off each one before filing/sanding the edges?

guitarsnrotts
03-08-2012, 03:46 AM
My Kamoa E3 Pineapple had a similar issue. After watching a youtube video by Mya-Moe on fret dressing, I went out and bought a similar fingernail shaping tool and fixed the problem in about 15 minutes. I did not have to tape off anything, I just proceeded slowly and carefully. My Kamoa is now my everyday uke.

Paul December
03-08-2012, 08:24 AM
My Kamoa E3 Pineapple had a similar issue. After watching a youtube video by Mya-Moe on fret dressing, I went out and bought a similar fingernail shaping tool and fixed the problem in about 15 minutes. I did not have to tape off anything, I just proceeded slowly and carefully. My Kamoa is now my everyday uke.

:) Thanks!
Do you have a link to that video?

Paul December
03-08-2012, 08:27 AM
:) Thanks!
Do you have a link to that video?


Never mind...
...found it.


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DaveVisi
03-08-2012, 08:46 AM
I'm too clumsy to try this without taping. For fret edges, I just run a strip of Scotch tape along the edge right over the fret ends. I file through the tape and when the tape starts showing signs of getting torn by the file I quit, test my work, retape and file again as necessary.