My Warwick has a case of the New Guitar Blues because of the lack of humidity up here right now. I bought it brand new, and as such it has a bit of fret sprout going on this time of year.
I assume there's a good way to deal with this other than individually filing them all, yes? Eg with one of these:
STEWMAC.COM : Fret End Dressing File
Is there a right tool for the job that I can use to run down both sides of the fretboard just to clean them up? I started a thread on this a while back, but it was more for individual frets. All of mine are in need of some TLC, otherwise I won't be playing bass until the humidity gets here.
35 90 Degree Fret Bevel File Super Low Friction Fret Beveler Tool for Luthiers | eBay
That has a 35 degree side, for doing the bevel, and a 90 degree side (which you really want like, 88 or something, but thats close enough) do file in the sides. You'll still want to give each one a stroke or two of roundover with a file like you posted, just to clean off any marks or burrs leftover from filing.
edit: one of these, while a bit less foolproof, would also do a better job, cause you can get the angle just right for each guitar. http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Fretting...ing_Files.html