Hello, talkbassers. This is my first post here, so nice to meet you all. My question is about this old thingy: Would it be possible to defret this? I think I read somewhere that you shouldn't mess with fingerboards that have a thick layer of finish on them...? This one does indeed have that. I don't know what the wood is (my dad said it the neck/fretboard was beech...? I've never heard of beech on a bass, though). By the way, it's an old japanese p-bass copy called Asama. If you guys know anything about the bass itself I would appreciate it too.