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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Funky Fretless, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Funky Fretless

    Funky Fretless

    Aug 3, 2012
    I know more than a few of us have bought a vm squier fretless. I've heard good things and some not so good. I recently purchased one from zzounds.com. The first one I received had raised fret lines causing the bass to sound like a fretted bass. I exchanged it and received another one with the same problem. I decided to keep it and fix the problem myself. I know there were other threads that discussed sanding the board but they didn't come up in the search, so I've decided to start a new one to share my experience. I purchased the 9.5 radius 4 in sanding block stew mac. I started wet sanding with 800 grit. Realizing that would take me till next week I decided to grab 120 grit and go big or go home. That made quick work of my problem. Literally, bout 6 min. I then wet sanded with 800, then 1000, then 1500, then 2000, and finished with 2500 grit.

    When I say that this friggin thing sounds unbelievable, that's an extreme understatement. So happy I took the time and extra 15 bucks cause now instead searching for a perfect fretless I got one and couldn't be happier. Next I'm gonna upgrade the bridge, tuners, pick ups etc...:hyper:

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