Fretted Into a fretless. How I did it myself. Enjoy.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Fray Arsenio, Oct 2, 2020.



  1. Since nobody bought my Gretsch Junior Jet I decided to convert it into a fretless. Check how I did it. I was reluctant to do it myself but It’s not so difficult.
     
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  2. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Man, good for you! Looks very nice.

    I knew from the outset that I’m terrible with woodworking, but even so, I tackled a fret-to-fretless conversation of a very nice old Peavey TL5 that was....was...a wonderful instrument. I should be facing criminal charges for the way I butchered that bass with no practical hope of recovery (other than replacing the fingerboard, but I caused other irreparable issues). No more woodworking on basses or much of anything else for me!

    Enjoy your bass!
     
  3. Oh!
    I’m very sorry to hear that. I was lucky because never tried something like this
    before.
     
  4. Looks good Fray. What wood filler did you use?
     
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  5. nonohmic

    nonohmic

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Sound really good!
     
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  6. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
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  7. Good info Turnaround - thanks. BTW, what is CA?
     
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  8. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Cyanoacrylate Glue, AKA "Superglue".
     
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  9. This one, exactly. Epoxy paste for wood repairing. The color uses is oak but I think a darker shade would’ve been better.
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  10. Great tips. Thanks, Turnaround. The one I used is supposed to be epoxy based. At least thats what I asked at the shop for.
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2020
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