..my.. ha! bet ya'll thought i'd me Grabber under the knife! Shame on you!! I got bored, so I decided to defret my beater bass. I looked he rout from ehr dark little corner beside my closet, whiped out a modelling knife. Yep. THAT easy! All I had to do was prise the fret up. crappy fret job!! I can't believe I had never noticed what I found today - the fretboard had next to no radius, except for a huge lump that had been unevenly sanded at the 15-19th fret around the G & D string areas! I put some Rotosound 33 CL 45-90 Strings on 'er, and she sounds pretty good. Lots of MWAH!! I've smoothed out the board, but I have yet to fill in the fret gaps, as one would like daddy's help with the wood filler... i have a clip, its around 3 MB, AIM/MSN/ICQ me if you want it! i don't have anywhere to upload it at the moment!