Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bass_boy, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. bass_boy


    Nov 11, 2005
    i am going to be convering my fretted bass to a fretless soon and i was wondering if anyone had any pointers before i start... thanks in advance!

  2. check the sticky in the setup forum
  3. 7thbass


    Nov 21, 2003
    Houston, Tx
    Get the Bass Player with geddy lee on the front that just came out. Dan Erlwine (sp?) does a play by play.
  4. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    Yes, and Dan Erlewhine also has an EXCELLENT DVD available from StewMac that covers proper defretting technique.

    There is a HUGE difference between a job done well and one done wrong. Take the time to read up and do it right! You'll be glad you did!
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    That is an extreme understatement IMO.
    Better yet, if your bass has a Fender style neck, just buy a new fretless neck for it. You'll be much better off IMO.
  6. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    is this a bolt on bass ? more than likely you will have to shim the neck joint (for bolt on) to get the proper neck angle.

    I done done this on many basses and in most cases have had to shim the neck area.
  7. bass_boy


    Nov 11, 2005
    thanks guys... didnt know there was already a thread though...hehe