i allways see theards about people wanting to defret there bass and they all ways have problems and what not. i defreted my frist bass and my freinds guitar the same way and it took less then a half hour to get all the frets out. i took a wood bunner /sodering iron and held it on top of the fret to heat it up then i took a typ of wire cutters that is kinda like nailclippers and pulled it out.i only had to do light sanding.i used this wood fill in a bottle. its white and u just squeeze the bottle and it comes out these brushes on the top and u rub it in the the fret slot. and ur done after a light sandinf i was playing my bass within 2 days and my freind was playing his guitar with 3 hours.