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Defretting a bass - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Jun 1, 2004.


  1. Assuming I have successfully removed the frets from my bass fretboard, what should I fill the grooves with? Should I remove all of the frets then fill the grooves, or should I remove a fret and then immediately fill that groove. Once I have filled the grooves how should I sand the fretboard down again? Have any of you applied epoxy or anything else to your fretless fretboard, and how did you do so?

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. Eyescream

    Eyescream

    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    There are a couple threads about this in the Setup forum.
     
  3. dabshire

    dabshire

    Dec 15, 2002
    McKinney, TX
    Here is my advice...

    Sell it and buy a fretless. Only bad can come from a defrett unless you REALLY know what you are doing.

    Don