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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by scottos150, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. how would I go about turning a freted bass into a fretless.
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Not very difficult as long as your fretboard is not coated.
    You need to gently pull the frets away (after heating them with the tip of a soldering iron) with a plyer. Some frets are easier to slide away with a gouge and a small hammer.
    Then you have to fill the fretslots.
    You can use putty (not recommended) or classic guitar bindings (by the roll at www.stewmac.com).
    Final sanding.
    You can apply lacquer if you have a soft fretboard (rosewood)
  3. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida

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