taking frets off the bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nirvana4ever, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Nirvana4ever


    Aug 2, 2005
    I have a couple of questions about taking off frets. First off, how do you do it? I am not quite sure what the best way is without damaging the bass. Second, does it work? Does it really make it sound like a fretless? Help me out. Thanks.
  2. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    Back in '89 I took the frets out of my Kramer Pioneer series bass. I can't actually remember how I removed them. The big mistake was not filling the fret slots properly. I epoxied the neck but after time the neck warped. I replaced the neck a couple of years ago when I picked up the bass again. It does a fine job but I need to get a better fretless down the road.