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6 String Fretless Project

We'd been through a lot together but the Dean Edge Q6 had to be put in a retirement home. An experiment turned it into my new number 1.

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SnL, Oct 25, 2017
    • Turnaround
      I'm afraid to ask what you used to fill the fret slots. I hope it wasn't wood filler.
    • SnL
      @Turnaround
      Thanks! I'm pretty proud of it!!:bored:
      I read all of the stickies that you and everyone else posted about damn-near every step. I used veneer strips glued in. I topped any imperfections with Elmer's wood filler then sanded until I couldn't feel any bumps or divots.
      Y'know, this was supposed to be a fun project on a bass destined for the bin. And it was. I learned a TON and I like playing that bass better than my Zon right now. If it disintegrates to dust in my hands while I'm playing in front of 30,000 people because I used wood filler, I guess I'll have to live with that. But I posted this project under protest because I'm self conscious and people don't know how to be nice anymore.
      When I woke up and saw that the first (and only) comment was this, that was really uncool.
      Just as you have suggested how to properly fill fret slots, I'll offer you a suggestion. When you feel the need to say something negative/crotchety like that, you could also say something positive. For example, "I've seen worse first timers. What did you use for filling the slots?" Or "I like ____ about your project but I'm very opposed to using wood filler for fret slots."
      :banghead::banghead::banghead:
      J_Bass likes this.
    • Turnaround
      @SnL Thanks for the tip - and it's a good one too. Sometimes (too often) I say something that is interpreted as criticism when it's just an honest concern on my part.

      I know it's late in coming, but it looks like you did a really nice job. And since you filled the slots with veneer I feel less concerned. A bit of wood filler to hide imperfections is OK, not the problem of filling the slots with it.

      And I'm so glad the process and the playing are giving you so much joy. I hope you get some more positive feedback on your project.
    • SnL
      I obviously do not know you. I was expecting an even snarkier retort. I know you one iota better now. Sometimes I go over to ultimateguitar.com and realize why I like talkbass so much better, but trolls do surface even over here occasionally.
      Thank you. Faith in humanity restored two hit points.
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