Without having much experience with stainless steel frets, I was wondering if we had anybody who has been able to tame the extra treble being thrown into the EQ mix from SS frets? My only experience Ive had with them were on the RGA6UCS I bought earlier this year, but I ended up trading it off rather quickly for the RGD2120Z. As Im nearing the halfway point of my 30day trial run of the 2027XLS, Im trying to find reasons to convince me to hang onto it instead of trading it off for a DCM100. I thought the thinner neck profile (of the XLS) was going to make it easy to hate, but she hasnt caused me any wrist or hand fatigue issues so far. The Lundgren BHs far exceeded my expectations as well, but they are naturally bright sounding pickups (at least they are in my RG970XL) that mesh perfectly with basswood, but the extra treble from the SS frets is becoming a challenge to mitigate. Cut my highs too much and i start losing clarity; dont cut them enough, and itll make your ears feel like theyre bleeding. Ive yet to really find the sweet spot with them. So far, the treble issue with the tone is the absolute only negative beef I have with the guitar.. Ive contemplated talking to Nick @ AP to see if I could trade the XLS for a stock XL with my pickups in them, but theres risks with that gamble. -Its very possible that the extra treble im hearing is coming from the ebony FB and not the frets (since im comparing to an RG1077XL, which had a rosewood FB), so switching to a model without them might not even fix my issue. -If I send the XLS back for an XL, it would be much harder to use the stock XL to trade for a DCM100 if the switch doesnt cure the treble trouble.