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Thinking about defretting

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by j-p lapensee, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Hy everyone,

    I'm gonna go shopping for a new bass soon and i'm gonna keep my old bass and i'm thinking about defretting my old one since ther wont be a lot of difference between both.

  2. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Heat the frets with a soldering iron before pulling them up.
    Have wood glue ready in case the frets pull up chunks of wood.
    Fill the slots with a nice contrasting filler.
    Sand with 300 grit paper, then 600.
    Fill again and sand.
    Spread superglue on the fretboard with a razor blade.
    Sand, then buff.
  3. thanks man, really needed that help ;)
  4. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    You'd be better off buying a fretless replacement neck from Mighty Mite or someone like that, or buying a very low budget Essex bass. I've never seen a defret that was good, and I've seen a lot of them.