AT LAST! I defreted (and refinished) my old 4 stringer

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by luisnovelo, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. So here's the deal.. I had tought about defreting this guy since long ago.. but hadn't got the balls.. It was my first and only bass for 5 years so it is the most confortable bass I'd played, and I was very happy with the frets.. I mean.. they were in good shape.. also better than my fretted 5.. which was a victim of stainless steel roundwounds and agressive playing.. So here's the deal..

    THis is how it looked before the surgery:

  2. this is how it looks now:

  3. miccheck1516

    miccheck1516 Guest

    Feb 15, 2003
    Nice job!!!
    It looks like my yamaha now, when i get a new bass i think ill make it a fretless too.
  4. Yessir, that's a huge improvement over the original. Nice job.
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Very cool, congrats.
  6. You did a fine job!

  7. how'd you remove the finish?
  8. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Welcome to the do-it-your-self-de-fret-club!

    nice job aswell!