#1
how can i get the frets out of my bass without fucking it up to bad?

i tried to pull it out wiht pliers,
a screwdriver


but they didnt work
#2
Try heating it up with a soldering iron first and then use pliers to pull them out. Try asking Lespaulmarshall about this he just defretted his bass.

Edit: Here's a good link.

http://www.geocities.com/charlesarms/
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#3
No, you aren't stupid, just didn't study up before you tried. Yeah, try heating it up and pulling them off.
#4
OR! You can chisel it off

Get this sharp object thingy, then get a hammer and knock the frets off, carefully
#5
^Too risky.

Use heat.
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OR! You can chisel it off

Get this sharp object thingy, then get a hammer and knock the frets off, carefully



AIR CHISSEL!

i love the sound of that thing pop pop pop pop
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#8
dont use a chissel
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#9
ok i got the frets off using heat and pliers.
next question. actully 2 questions
is it ok to use an electric sander on the neck?
and is epoxy or wood better to fill the frets. all the sites ive been to have said epoxy. but im not sure
#10
go to my thread man, i got a good ezplanation there
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ok i got the frets off using heat and pliers.
next question. actully 2 questions
is it ok to use an electric sander on the neck?
and is epoxy or wood better to fill the frets. all the sites ive been to have said epoxy. but im not sure



don't use an electric sander. If you change the conture of the neck then you will make the thing buzz like you wouldn't beleive. Just use a sanding block and sand as little as possible.

Epoxy it the easy way to fill the fret slots. Using wood looks nicer but it doesn't actually work any better.
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#12
Jaco Pastorius, the greatest bassist, used a kitchen knife to remove his frets and "he used wood filler to fill in the grooves where the frets had been, sanded down the fingerboard, and applied several coats of marine epoxy to keep the rough Rotosound roundwound bass strings he used from eating into the bare wood"