#1
Hello,

Yesturday I decided to make my old Austin P-style bass into a fretless, here are the pics:

http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/aa184/pepper2123/?action=view&current=002-1.jpg

http://s197.photobucket.com/albums/aa184/pepper2123/?action=view&current=001-1.jpg

I got the frets off with a utility knife and pride them up with a flat head screwdriver then after all of the frets were off i put FLATWOUND strings on it (if your planning on doing this project use flatwound strings, it will save you time, effort and price of putting round wounds on). I also put a crapload of lemon oil on the fretboard so in the end the fret knotches look just like little lines.

tell me what you think of my job!!!!!
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#2
I wouldn't advise jamming out the frets next time . Also, you want to feel where the frets are in so that when your fingering you don't feel the nothingness that is there. Also, it would be a pain to slide I'm guessing. It's a good job for a first try but it needs that work to be done on it. Also, just as another note. The bass body looks really nice, although the headstock is a bit too rigid looking for my tastes.
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#3
itll be alot easier to play than standard fretless basses. lol.
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#4
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I wouldn't advise jamming out the frets next time . Also, you want to feel where the frets are in so that when your fingering you don't feel the nothingness that is there. Also, it would be a pain to slide I'm guessing. It's a good job for a first try but it needs that work to be done on it. Also, just as another note. The bass body looks really nice, although the headstock is a bit too rigid looking for my tastes.


well actually you can slide sooo easy on it and if you slide on the higher notes it sounds soo funky and traditional. I know it needs alot of work with pickups and i should sand it with epoxy on the fretboard but im broke lol. But thank you for the critismim <---SP
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My gear:

Fender Standard Jazz Bass
Austin P-Style Bass
Hondo Strat
Digitech RP 100 artist
Crate Bx-25
Crate Gt-15