Last night I was contemplating defretting my bass, among some other customization projects, when I had an interesting idea. I actually got the idea from a project my uncle did a few years ago and wanted to apply it to my bass. Hes a blade smith and he made a beautiful skinning knife and had some scrimshaw work done on a bone handle for it. To go with it he made a mohogany box and created a design to complement the scrimshaw. He routed out the design on the box top and filled it with sterling silver square wire. Then he was able to sand it all down even and polish/coat it. Has anyone done this or something simliar before? I mean, physically I dont see why it wouldn't work. Ive seen a lot of the tutorials where people take a hobby saw and open up their fret slots so they can use pieces of veneer maple. Why cant I open them up and press in strips of sterling silver wire? Would this affect the sound/tone of my bass?