#1
I'm thinking about defretting my bass, which is an IJSB90. How would I go about this? I know I'll need epoxy for the neck afterward, but how do I get the frets out easily?
#3
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Soldering pen and a chisel. Heat up the fret, then wedge the chisel underneath a corner and slowly and carefully lift it out to minimise any splintering. Although google will yield useful tutorials.

Alright thanks a lot. If you had any videos of it that would be very helpful (I'll be looking around, too).
#4
Don't do it! You may regret it and then youll be ****ed.
I defretted my first bass and regretted it, I was ****ed.
(Not in a good way)
#5
Quote by Spaz91
Don't do it! You may regret it and then youll be ****ed.
I defretted my first bass and regretted it, I was ****ed.
(Not in a good way)

Why would I regret it?
#7
Quote by Royal Celebi
Why would I regret it?


Because fretless sounds very different and feels very different and you might, like me, find you prefer fretted.
#9
Because fretless sounds very different and feels very different and you might, like me, find you prefer fretted.

This is a good point. I'll add that a epoxied fretless has a different feel than a natural wood fretless. I wouldn't do this without trying out an epoxied neck to know that's what you want.