How do you remove frets?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by forfenderjazz, Jan 29, 2006.


  1. Having recently been turned on (alot) to fretless electric bass playing, I have purchased an el-cheapo ebay Squire jazz bass with a rosewood fretboard. I would like to remove the frets, place some maple strips in the slots and reshape and epoxy the fretboard. What is the best technique to remove the frets? I enjoy woodworking and think this would be a fun project to try. Thanks, Roy
     
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    Modified End Cutters/Nippers will work.

    You may have to grind and smooth the top of the tool so it doesn't gouge the fingerboard wood.

    Anyway here is link to this type of tool for reference.

    http://www.wihatools.com/326_EndCutters.htm


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  4. Oh my, I am so lucky, I have one of those tools and I've always wondered what it is for. Thanks for the excellent answers, Roy
     
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