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Can you put frets on Fender jazz bass (mexican)?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hawkizzle, May 30, 2005.


  1. Hawkizzle

    Hawkizzle

    May 21, 2005
    I found this awesome deal for a fretless jazz bass pretty much brand new and I'm JUST starting bass and the bass looks like it has frets but the guy says there just fret lines.
    I was wondering if I could put frets on this?
    Here's a Picture:
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  2. that would be awfully hard and expensive to put frets on a fretless bass.
    if you wanted that specific bass, you'd be better off (and it would be cheaper) to just buy a warmoth fretted neck and pop it on that one...i like that color of that bass btw
     
  3. Hawkizzle

    Hawkizzle

    May 21, 2005
    ok, i think i'll just look for another deal!
     
  4. What he said. Or just look for a completely different bass with the same spec and a fretted neck.
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Or you can buy that bass and swap necks with someone else. There are often people looking to swap fretted and fretless necks.
     
  6. nataku

    nataku

    Jun 21, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    i say buy the fretless, then go buy a fretted to go with it. :ninja:
     
  7. Did you come accross this bass at Guitar Center by any chance?
    I just bought one yesterday there, exactly like it for $270 new.
     
  8. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Australia
    I got this really cool deal where I got a bass that came with frets already installed...


    Sorry about that. You could get a warmoth neck but that would be almost as much as the bass itself.
     
  9. DubDubs

    DubDubs

    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Why bother fretting it. Fretless basses are awesome!
     
  10. dr_love2112

    dr_love2112

    May 28, 2005
    baytown texas
    e bay has necks buy it now for $89 bucks (look under j bass neck)
     
  11. Hawkizzle

    Hawkizzle

    May 21, 2005
    well if i bought a new kneck it would cost the same as a brand new one i guess.. But no i found it on ebay.