#1
Can this be done? Ive always wanted an UFB but can't afford a new one right now.

I have a lined fretless vintage bass (that I don't think has too much of a resale value) and I was wondering whether I could just 'convert' that to a UF.


Any ideas?
#2
sand them out? maybe. depends how deep the lines are. otherwise you'd probably either need a new fretboard or new neck altogether :P
#3
Quote by prodcake
sand them out? maybe. depends how deep the lines are. otherwise you'd probably either need a new fretboard or new neck altogether :P


I'm tempted to see an actual luthier about seperating the main piece of the neck from the fingerboard layer and putting on a new one.
#4
New fretboard necessary. That'd be the cheapest way to go.
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#6
I've never done it personally, but a new neck is about 300, so I'd venture a guess at about half that, somewhere in that vicinity.
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Kinda related, my Ibanez fretless.



Would "ebonizing" work? StewMac sells an ebonizing kit but you can buy it at leather or equestrian shops or online: Fiebing's Oil Leather Dye (Ebony).




Defretted or stock fretless? I leiks it.
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#11
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Stock neck! Note the pointy headstock. It's a discontinued RD707F.



Very nice. I think I'll stick to the one I built. It came with battle scars because I'm a shocking woodworker.
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