I have an old Dean Playmate Edge 09 bass that is a piece of crap. I would like to make it cooler looking and maybe get it to produce a better sound. Does anyone here have any ideas for me.

I already took the frets off and made it fretless.
new pups, new paintjob....wait when you took the frets off did you sand it down or just leave the holes where the frets were, cuz if you just left holes i dont think that will work
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for the neck i filled the holes in with wood putty then i sanded it down so it was nice and smooth