#2
you need to put your guitar in a vide and then use a reeeeealy strong magnet to rip out the frets. Works like a charm
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#3
^What the hell are you talking about?

Soldering Iron to heat the frets and soften the metal.

Flat-faced pliers to remove the fret.

Wood to fill in slots

Epoxy/crazy glue to glue in

Sandpaper to smooth.
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#4
You can just use a thin blade knife and ply the frets up. That's what I did.
#5
Quote by TSelman
You can just use a thin blade knife and ply the frets up. That's what I did.

You meant pry, right?
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#6
Quote by shadow phoenix
You meant pry, right?


Oops yeah, sometimes my fingers have their own auto spell function, and I'll change a letter that'll change the whole word.
#8
heat up the frets (i used a hair dryer) then use a small screwdriver or a small chisel or something along those lines to slowly pry the frets out. Pliers would work, but they can be tricky sometimes
#9
I used some old toe nail clipers.
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#10
I recently turned my 5 string bass into a fretless.

As has been already stated;
Heat each fret up using a soldering gun, I used my 140w Weller.
Use a sharpened screw driver to pry up the fret then flat faced pliers.
Try to not lift as much of the wood as possible.
I found blank maple wood veneer business cards from Lee Valley Tools (unprinted)
Masking tape off any lacquer on the side of the neck below the fret lines.
I glued the veneer into the fret slots using wood glue.
Once dry ( ~24 hrs) I sanded flush, being careful to not disturb the sides.
With a large tube of crazy glue and the back off some wet or dry sand paper, using a figure 8 pattern rub the crazy glue from one end of the fret board to the other.
Once dry (~3 hours) sand flush using 220 grit grey sand paper.
Apply another few coats increasing the fineness of the sand paper.

You'll wind up with fret markers and a smooth epoxied fretboard.
#11
i have a book written buy a professional luthier and repairman and he says to slide or push the frets out sideways. But i guess just ripping them out will be fine...
#12
Quote by deftonesordie
^What the hell are you talking about?

Soldering Iron to heat the frets and soften the metal.

Flat-faced pliers to remove the fret.

Wood to fill in slots

Epoxy/crazy glue to glue in

Sandpaper to smooth.

heating up metal makes it expand wtf?
#15
Quote by guitar-godfrey
heating up metal makes it expand wtf?


Metal does expand when heated.

The eiffel tower's height varies with up to 20cm depending on temperature
#16
Perhaps a metal fret expands but once heated the fret comes out easier compared to not heating the fret at all.