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Old 12-04-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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I just removed the frets from my cheap classical

I was bored and watching a vid of some guy playing a fretless acoustic in the middle east, sounded cool so I looked over at my old crap classical, and said what the fk. Same thing as when I watched a vid of YM and immediately half scalloped my jackson, no regrets.

I left the last 3 frets in so I can still do open chords. It wasn't very loud after, new strings would help, but it played ok. So I put it to C standard and wow, it's really fun and sounds a lot like an acoustic bass played up high. Should be interesting for recording some bass lines. I'll post something when I get a chance.

I have the frets here, they are still ok, so If I want to ever I can pop them back in.

Just a thought if anyone has an old guitar that they never use, you might at least play it a bit more!

Edit, I'm amazed at the sustain with a bit of vibrato but it makes a sawing noise on the fingerboard. The tone is incredible at some places on the neck/strings, but pretty quiet, also the wrapped strings are kinda squeaky when I slide around

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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You wont be able to re use frets after they have already been pulled.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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meh, they'll be alright

edit: they came out in really nice shape

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #4
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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If you remove the first 3 frets, you could lower the action a fit.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
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pretty interesting, would love to hear it
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:02 PM   #7
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My friend recently did this with his beater bass...needs some work but im interested to see what happens
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