Continuing on my quest to subjugate this cheap bass I picked up in to the realm of "actually useful instrument" I've got a question about taming sharp fret ends. This bass, it has a lot of them. After a few minutes of playing it, my right hand in the area where my index finger meets my palm, is quite cut up.
Is there a particular type of file I should seek out to file down the metal that's causing the lacerations? Is there a particular technique I should use to keep from removing the wood when I'm filing?