#1
I've been thinking of scalloping the frets 12-21 on my Modded Squier (see sig) but I was wondering how hard is this to do and how much will it help playing?
#2
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I've been thinking of scalloping the frets 12-21 on my Modded Squier (see sig) but I was wondering how hard is this to do and how much will it help playing?



i'd like to do that on my modded squier too. But since im a total dumbass when it comes to work with wood, i think i won't do it. I don't want to end up like this

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#3
From what i've heard it's quite difficult to do, as in to make each fret exactly even and you have to be careful on how much would you remove when doing so.

As for playability. From my experience bending is much easier, however you do run risk of if you have a heavy hand then your chords may go out of tune in that register.
#4
It's not too hard.
Just tape the frets off really really well, and get a good round file and some 220 grit sand paper and get to work. That's how I do it anyway.

Then just go up to like 320, 400, etc. all the way up to 1000 or 2000.
Then rub some kind of oil or fretboard conditioner on it.

You can find videos on it on youtube probably.
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From what i've heard it's quite difficult to do, as in to make each fret exactly even and you have to be careful on how much would you remove when doing so...


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#7
It's not that hard. if you take your time and be careful. I did it to my squier deluxe and it turned out amazing! shot some Nitro lacquer on it after that. Looks great, plays great, feels great!
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#9
after doing it, before putting on the nitro lacquer should i take off the duck tape from my frets wire or let it there?
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#11
It's not that hard, honestly. You just have to be very patient. I didn't use power tools or anything; I just used a circular hand file. Just go it slowly and check your work often. You do that and you're good to go.
#12
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It's not too hard.
Just tape the frets off really really well, and get a good round file and some 220 grit sand paper and get to work. That's how I do it anyway.

Then just go up to like 320, 400, etc. all the way up to 1000 or 2000.
Then rub some kind of oil or fretboard conditioner on it.

You can find videos on it on youtube probably.

You do that with 220? You are a sick man.
TS, I used a dremel tool to get the bulk of the material out, then I hand sanded the rest with 80 grit. After the shape was right, just move up in grits from there as high as you want. I sanded up to 600 on rosewood and it looks great.
You might want to rub your frets with some fine steel wool (0000 is what I used) in case you roughed them up a little in the process.
The entire thing took me around 8-10 hours of work. It's not that hard.
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#14
im completely useless when it comes to detail work, and i did 2 necks in an afternoon my first day so really its easy, and it really helped my playing smoothen out
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