Re: How d'ya REALLY defret???

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Posted by Ben on May 03, 2000 at 04:18:26:

In Reply to: How d'ya REALLY defret??? posted by Dan Crimmins on April 29, 2000 at 23:38:53:

: I've searched the daylights out of the Web to find professional info on
: defretting. No luck. I either get the www.sgdesign.simpleton URL, or
: references to it.
: With no antagonism to Sean, the author of that page, it seems a little
: like the blind leading the halt. That is, he seems to not do this sort
: of thing on a regular basis, thus finding the pitfalls, etc.

: BTW, I want to do a good craftsmanlike job, so comments like, "Next, ya
: yank out them frets" is not all that helpful. Seems to me pulling frets is critical to keeping
: the fingerboard in good shape.

: Thanks for all comments, mostly......Dan `8-)
: Sorry -- THIS post has ALL the words.....mostly.

Hey Dan

I was on the Bass player website the other day and there's a new articale about defretting the bass. The guy suggests heating the fret by running a controlled electric current through the frets. He also says that different finger borads are more prone to chipping than others ie ebony.

I recently had my 1st bass defretted and I think that aside from removing the frets and dressing the fretboard the most difficult thing is to get an even growl at each fret postion. I got a luthier to do the whole job and for the money I couldn't be happier. Hope this helped.

Keep on Groovin'


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