I got a new Fender American Jazz Bass a few months ago, and my old Hamer Slammer has been sitting in my room for a couple of months now. I'm thinking about defretting it, but I had a question about this. Couldn't you "defret" a bass by filing down the frets to the level of the fretboard? This way, the frets would act as wood fillings would (if you defretted it), and the neck wouldn't bend or anything because it hasn't physically changed. Would this work and would it give the same effect?