Ripping the frets out of my Warwick...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Dec 7, 2000.

  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Naaaah! I'm not that nuts, yet. But I'm gonna rip them out of an Alvarez bass that I have. So far all I know that I'm doing is heating them up with a soldering iron to loosen the glue, and pulling them out. I need to know the best stuff to fill the gaps with when I'm done (it's a rosewood fingerboard), and what I could/should finish the neck with. What did Jaco finish his neck with?

    I really like this bass and don't want to destroy it, so any helpful advice or warnings would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Jebis

    Jebis Guest

    Nov 28, 2000
    Long Beach, CA
    Jaco used some type of boat epoxy.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jaco filled the frets with wood filler, and coated the fingerboard with Petit's Poly Poxy.