Excellent product priced right, but I go find that you will need to cut a few down because they won"t fit higher up the fretboard on most guitars.
These work but are awkward. They are a pain in the butt to hold down when using a marker. Other than that they do what they are intended to do.
I found these totally useless on vintage frets. The slots are too wide and the guards themselves are awkward to hold without your thumb being in the way. Even when I got one in place there was very little of the leveled fret accessible due to the thickness of the guard.
Then I tried them on another neck with medium jumbo frets and got a much better result. The slot was a closer fit to the fret width. Once I got my technique down I moved right along. I can see using these for quick work on a couple of frets but if I am going to work the entire fret board I'm going to stick with taping.
These are a must for bringing those tired frets back to life.
They are a good idea but I had to customize them in order to make them work. Generally anything medium and above fretwire, in my case, didn't fit, also 20th fret and above they were too wide to really fit between the frets (in some cases actually marking the neighbouring frets, so... I can suggest to enlarge the slot by 1mm and make the side narrower by at least 1mm, and the thing is since there are 6 in the set you can make the sides narrower only on one or two, sides work ok on hi lower frets. I do find them easier to use than taping when doing just quick fixes on marks on the frets.
To me, it's just easier to do a good tape job on the fb. These are clumsy to hold while working on the frets. Maybe I'm doing it wrong?
If you are using this with steel wool I really wouldn't suggest it. For starters you have to get the wool very condensed and small so you don't scratch the fingerboard. However I think I am going to purchase the Dremel multi wheel fret polisher thing and I suspect it will be much more practical. For now I will stick (no pun intended) to painters tape. It allows me to polish fret side to side and up and down.
I can't count how many time these little guards have saved me additional fretboard cleanup! They fit around the frets nicely and for the price save me a lot work in the long run. If you do a lot of fret work, these are great!
Worthless for Banjo. Hangs over edge way to far, gets in the way. Not tight enough on the fret to help much. Bending doesn't help, makes it worse. Use masking tape and save yourself some time and money.
I couldn't do without your fret guards, they're truly great. But I hope that one day, you'll have longer lengths available, so I don't have to cut them up and tape 2 of them together for use on 5 & 6 string basses!
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