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Defretted American Fender Standard Jazz Bass. Born in the same year as myself - 1989

This thing is amazing. Sounds very good (at least after I changed the strings that it came with - they were ****ing ancient!) and is extremely comfortable to play (low action, pretty wide string spacing). It's pretty beat up with some dings and finish cracks, but I only think it adds up to the vintage feel

I now consider my bass rig to be complete. I only need a fretless J for softer stuff and progressive rock and a heavy 6-string (My Ibanez Prestige SR1006EFM) for heavier rock and metal.

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#3
God, I love fretless instruments.

HNBD man looks fantastic.
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#4
Is it just me or does that body look really weird?
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#5
Thanks guys!

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Is it just me or does that body look really weird?


American Standards made between 1989 and into mid-1994 had a larger body shape with the prolonged upper horn. It's often nicknamed boner-bass or banana-bass
#7
Learn something new every day!

In any case, that's beautiful, and I hope it serves you well!
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#9
Nice boner-Jazz. That defret looks really nice and clean.

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#10
How do you defret them? I wanna do this to my Squier VM jazz!
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#11
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How do you defret them? I wanna do this to my Squier VM jazz!


Step 1:Think LONG AND HARD as to how pissed you'll be if you **** it up.
Step 2:Try a fretless to make damn sure you want one.
Step 3:Think some more. Do you have a backup bass/neck lying around if you ruin it?
Step 4: start digging out the frets, realise it's more work than you thought.

To the TS: very nice. I love fretless basses, but I'll have to wait until I'm rich and bored before getting one. Unfortunately missed out on a cheap one a few years back, gutted.

Enjoy.
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#12
Soldering iron to heat the frets and soften the glue, thin and sharp chisel to lever the frets out, wood filler to fill the gaps and wood stain to make it unlined if you so wish. I've done this with about 5 different basses and it doesn't work well with cheap rosewood. A VM Squier should be fine as maple is nice an dense though it'll look odd, maybe mix some dye with the wood filler to make the lines stand out?
#13
Could I get this done professionally and if so how much would it cost?
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#14
That looks amazing. I might do this to my Squier VM jazz... ive always been a sucker for fretless..
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Could I get this done professionally and if so how much would it cost?


Yes, you can. It won't be cheap though. Probably $200+, depending where you get it done and who does it.

And on another topic, happy new bass day to the original poster! That's a DAYUM sexy Jazz Bass.
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#16
Nice bass! I always had the notion that fretless basses should look a little odd, but only because they're special.
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#17
I would imagine 150-200 bucks. defretting is quite a bit of work to do it right
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#18
Wow thats a lot, i'll just have my dad help me.
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#19
That thing is sex. I have a soundgear 6 string I've been wanting to de-fret for a while. Almost motivates me to get on that.
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