I have been in the process of customizing a rickenbacker copy I bought from a pawn shop a while ago and I'm looking for some opinions from people more experienced than me. The bass is in pretty good shape, but the truss rods are kinda shot. There are some dead notes here or there that are kind of annoying. I also ripped the frets out in high school because I wanted a fretless, but I'm wanting to go back to fretted. Here is my question: since it's a neck through, is it possible to reinsert frets or will I have to start over? I was thinking about working with my grandfather, who is a carpenter, to cut the body away from the current neck and attach them to a neck like this (http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/NT4). This way I can just start fresh and go from there. Is this a good option? Will this be doable, or should I just work with what I have a deal with the less than quality neck I have now?