OK, I've spent some time searching the forums, as I have a TERRIBLE Ibanez bass (seems to be made for metal or something) that I needed to do something with. I've decided to pull the frets, sand the body, and make a mutated freak. I removed the frets last night, w/ rosewood fretboard chips galore. I don't really care, as I'm going to sand the entire thing. The only issue is that I don't want fret markers, as I'm going to use the bass to experiment w/ Just Intonation, so traditional fret markers are no good for me. Any suggestions as to how to get a solid color once I sand off the markers? Also, the body is a nasty high-gloss black. Is there a good way to sand off the finish other than taking a belt sander to it? I know that these are somewhat drastic measures, but I don't have much invested in the bass at all. I want a tool to experiment w/ Just Intonation, and while I'm sanding the fretboard, I figure I can mess w/ the body, too. Thanks!