Squire Fretless - Modify to Fretted / upgrade pickups ? ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GeorgeBassPlay, May 18, 2018.

  1. Upgrade

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  2. Cut your losses

    2 vote(s)
  3. Woodshed until the cows come home

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  1. GeorgeBassPlay


    Apr 27, 2013
    After years of looking at this site, I finally ponied up and became a supporting member. Looking forward to learning more from you all.

    Recently bought a $300 Squire Fretless… Hadn't tried fretless in a while and was hoping for better results. After playing some on it everyday, I think I am not fretless capable.

    Is it a viable idea to replace the neck with a fretted, upgrade the pick-ups to make a nice Bass ? or should I cut my losses ?

    Thank you Men and Women of Bassdom. Cheers
  2. CTBassGuy

    CTBassGuy Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    Danbury, CT
    There are so many good, inexpensive fretted basses out there that you can sell or trade your fretless to get, that, to me, it does not make much sense to spend the time and money to try to modify what you know you do not want.

    IMO, cut the loss on the fretless and find a fretted you are happy with.
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
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  3. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Check the "Wanted To Buy" section of the classifieds, there may be someone looking for your bass right now.
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  4. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Yup...trade for a fretted one.
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