Fretless Conversion Websites

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Rafterman, May 2, 2001.

  1. anyone know any good websites for defretting jobs?
  2. ok i've already taken the frets out of my Squier P-bass...

    what kind of sand/grit paper should i use to sand off the little chips of wood? (i don't know what type of sand/grit paper i should use, is it 300 or 400?)

    what should i use, polyeurothane, epoxy, wood filler?

    what do i use for the finish?
  3. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    what works REALLY well...and if musicman didn't fvcking WELD the frets in i would have been able to do the defret job myself and i would have used this....are these 1/8th inch thick plastic strips..they come in sheets at hobby shops. they're only like 5 bucks. fill with epoxy or cyranoacralate (superglue). top the fretboard off with somekind of hardener if it's not ebony.

  4. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    oh yeah...and if you're going to do more than a little sanding, USE A RADIUS BLOCK OR YOU WILL MESS UP YOUR NECK.
  5. 1/8th inch thick plastic strips?...will that fit in my Squier's fret gaps?

    will i have to sand the fretboard down first?

    tell me what else i could do?
  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    What else you could do? Take it to a tech to fill and sand. If you mess up, youll ruin the fretboard, and you'll HAVE to take it to the tech.
  7. i can take it to GC, right?