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Replacing fret board dots

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by SuperDuck, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Is it feasible? What would be the best method for extracting the current ones without damaging the surrounding wood? I'm just thinking it would be neat to dress up a fretboard with some abalone dots.
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    Have a drill press? I guess you could drill them out and replace. I can't think of another way to do it.
  3. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    That's how my friend and I did it. It took a while, but got it done.
  4. I'm working up the nerve to do it on my P-Bass clone. I don't think there's any shortcut, unfortunately.