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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Rush1988, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. Rush1988

    Rush1988 Guest

    May 12, 2002
    USA, GA, Atlanta
    Whats the cheapest way you could defret a bass and how muck would you charge? Would you recommend someone with no defretting experience defretting their own bass?
  2. I've defretted a couple necks on my own, and will be doing another one here shortly.

    Having a pro defret your bass will usually run you $150 and up.

    The way I look at it, if you don't give it a shot, you'll never gain the experience. I think defretting, while not really necessary with all the inexpensive fretless basses and replacement necks, is a valuable skill, and it's fun.

    Edit: Afterthought. I screwed up the first neck I defretted, but it was wrecked in the first place. The second neck i defretted turned out pretty good. Hopefully this time will be perfect.
  3. Removing the frets is cheap and fairly easy. But you will need to re surface the fretboard afterwards and that requires a block sanding device with the right radius on it.

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