I own two Conklin Groove tool's basses, the GT-7, and the BDGT-7 (now my primary bass). For xmas a friend of mine found a GT-7 Neck at some shop in iowa and sent it to me; i put it on my GT-7 because the frets are going bad on it, and now it sounds great again....... But now i have a GT-7 Neck and no bass body. Im going to turn it into a fretless neck, so i have the following questions; 1. What kind of frets are in the neck, do they have teeth, or are they compression frets, and what would be the best way to remove them? Can i use a fret puller and iron, or iron and some sort of mallot and "wedge"? 2. what kind of glue would be best suited for putting the fret markers into the fret slots, my dad and i bought some black plastic fret strips off of allparts, and i think they are just some sort of hard plastic 3. What do i use on the fretboard to turn it from the nasty red/brown back to brilliant purple? What kind of dirt remover; sand paper, ect? 4. What should i use as a finish over the top of the fretboard to stop wear and tear and such? Id really appreciate some educated answers, i keep finding different answers on websites with no consise results, my father's gun making luthier books leave a lot to be desired in the discussion of purpleheart; And as far as a do-it-yourselfer; im in good hands, my dad has a Ph.D in Industrial Arts, and his masters in Metalurgy/Woodworking, we have a custom wood shope in our garage. What do i do to make that purpleheart shine??? If i can get some good answers i'll make a trade in the way of pictured websited documentation of what we are doing. Violen First post is a doozy huh?