Fretless conversion

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fretless925, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Fretless925


    Aug 3, 2009
    I have decided that it is time for an upgrade from my first bass but I dont know whether to go fretted or fretless. One option is to buy a fretted but convert my first bass into a fretless. Would it possess the signature fretless tone? Also, how much would the tools to defret the bass cost? Would it cost less to have it done professionally?
  2. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009

    - Price a fretless conversion with some local luthiers.

    - Google around for some how-to's on de-fretting a bass to learn what you'd be getting into if you do it yourself.

    - Consider buying a fretless SX.

    Choose the option you're most comfortable with.