Hey bass folk. Ok so here's my ordeal. I've been interested in Gibson Rippers for too long. I'm more than happy to take the time and money to revive this sweetheart (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-Gibson...T-/221327400846?pt=Guitar&hash=item3388241f8e), but I've hit a wall. This fella botched an attempted de-fretting job, and I'm not sure if removal of the material to be re-fretted is safe/realistic/reliable. Although it could very possibly scrape right out, I have no experience fretting and I don't want to kill the thing. You can see how treacherous it could be in the 'neck-close-up' pic. If anyone could point me in the right direction, that'd be fantastic. Thanks!