Fretted goes Fretless

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Hookha, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    I wanna to take out my frets and make my bass fretless
    what I need to put instead of the frets?
    I understund that I need to fill the slots with a wood (maple\ebony\rosewood)
    but some bassist told my that Jaco pastorius put a boat glue or something wird like these in the fret slot.
    so...what i need to do? what i need to fill the slots?
    I have a rosewood fingerboard

    ypu have a good guide that explain how to mage your bass fretless?
  2. teacherguy


    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
  3. Look at the FAQ section of the forum.....

  4. he also chucked a bass into a japaneese body of water (i forget which one) and got hooked on coke. that dosnt mean you should
  5. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    The two guitars i've done, I filled with just plain wood filler, then coated with many layers of varnish.

    I've read somewhere that using some epoxy to fill the frets works.