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Experimental project bass: need some help

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Vince S., May 13, 2004.

  1. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    For a project (not school, just myself), I am taking apart my old beginner bass (a Hamer Slammer P-bass clone), and modifying it. This is what I plan to do:

    1. Sand down and repaint the body.

    2. Turn it into a fretless.

    3. Replace pickups and bridge.

    For task 1, how do I go about doing this? I have already removed the neck, the pickguard/pickups, so it's just the body. Is there a 3 step paint process like on cars? What kind of paint should I use?

    Task 2...How do I remove the frets? and what after that? I want to paint in fret lines also.

    And as for task 3, I think I'm going to look around in the For Sale section to buy some old parts.

    Thanks in advance.