Conklin de fret?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sshorepunk, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Hi

    Has anyone de fretted a Conklin 7 string with a purple heart fret board, seems like the Purple heart would be hard enough to cope?

  2. justateenpoet

    justateenpoet Have you...killed the Venture brothers!?!?

    May 14, 2005
    Oh the horror!!!

    Purpleheart is a pretty tough wood, and it would probably be hearty enough to stand up to a de-fret. Still, it would be pretty hard to match the color in the (likely) event that you have chipping issues. The other major thing to consider is that a GT7 (I'm assuming that;s what we're talking about here) is a hefty investment, and you should really only consider a de-fret on one if you've done a LEAST a few successful ones in the past.

  3. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    professionaly, not a problem