Thanks John. I have a follow up question. I clean an polish my frets with steel wool on a regular basis, as needed. I'm sure most players don't do this, but I find it greatly increases the feel and playability of the frets. Given the greater hardness of steel, would I still be able to clean my frets in this manner or would the harder frets make this a much more difficult task?Stainless fret are not pure stainless, just an alloy as the nickel silver is.
The frets are securely mounted into the fingerboard. I hear a MUCH bigger difference between the bridges as compared to the frets and it isnt just the material but the mass properties and shape of the saddles. Your fingers will make a much bigger difference that the frets. I find stainless have more sustain and other benifits but I would love for it to go away as a manufacturer:AOK