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Removing a bound fretboard question...

2016-3-14 · I need to replace a broken truss rod on a guitar that has a bound fretboard. I have removed an unbound fretboard but I am wondering if I will need to

How to Refret a Guitar | Electric Herald

2017-9-5 · Try to remove test fret wire without bending it. Make a new fret if needed. Dampen fretboard with water to soften wood and increase working glue time. Work wood glue into frets 3 or 4 at a time. Tap fret firmly into slots with a …

Removing a Fretless Fretboard | TalkBass

 · JustForSport. Nov 17, 2011. A good steam iron works well-. vids on : just go slowly and let the heat (it''s transfered thru the steam) loosen the glue. Remove the nut first, again, go slowly and progressively. May 1, 2014 #6.

How to Fix a Warped Guitar Neck (Step by Step Guide)

2022-1-5 · Step 3: Removing the Fretboard. With the frets gone, now you have to remove the last part separating you and the guitar neck: the fretboard. Since the fretboard and the frets have sat under a hot iron for at least five minutes, the fretboard should be ready to come right off. It will also be hot, so only handle it if you''re wearing gloves.

Replacing The Fingerboard On A Guitar | Heating & …

Removing The Fretboard. I have used two tools to remove fingerboards; one is an antique clothes iron that does not have non-stick coating, the other is a special heating blanket made specifically for this purpose. I like the trusty old clothes …

remove squire fretboard? | Fender Stratocaster Guitar Forum

 · Hello, i hope all are well and of good spirits. As u can see i am new here and also to the world of Luthiers. I am wondering if it is possible to remove a rosewood fretboard and replace with maple on a mexican squire series (mid 90''s)..i am unsure if the rosewood is "painted" on..or if it is possible to completely remove the fretboard?

Removing A Fret

2017-10-30 · There are pliers specifically designed to remove frets, some builders may use a very thin knife, working it across the length of the fret on both sides, some frets may be tapped on the very end in an upward manner (not usually recommended). Any method requires protecting the surface of the fretboard as much as possible.

Fluke surgery : fretboard replacement

The glue was really strong in this area and we had to heat up the fretboard with an iron covered with a cloth for some minutes before it gave out with the help of a sharp thin knife. We couldn''t prevent some of the hibiscus finish to come off …

Remove neck and fretboard Glued with titebond 3 | My Les ...

 · It needs some wattage. Tape off the body around the neck, both top and sides. Place the iron (no water or steam, just heat) on top of the big end of the fret board: Leave it on there for about 4-5 minutes. This is to let the heat transfer to the glue. Titebond 1 …

Ibanez bass with broken truss rod, repair tips needed ...

2009-7-25 · Whereas you can remove a fretboard with a house-hold iron and a thin, dull blade. With practice, this only takes about 5 minutes, including the time it takes for the iron to warm up. The skunk-stripe is likely just for decorative purposes anyway, and probably won''t provide access to the truss-rod.

Advice for removing Les Paul fretboard | Telecaster Guitar ...

 · I removed an Epiphone LP fretboard once by simply laying an iron on the frets and letting it heat the board. The headstock was snapped off soni had a starting point to get a putty knife in. It took me approximately 30 minutes to get the fretboard off, with almost no damage. Daunting but not that complicated.

Removing frets without damaging fretboard

 · Re: Removing frets without damaging fretboard. Wet the board around each fret and heat it with a soldering iron so you get steam under the fret. That will soften up the Ebony so it is less likely to chip. Then heat the fret with a soldering iron and use flush-ground pliers to pull the fret out. With a bit of luck, you can get them all out with ...

Removing frets without damaging fretboard

Refretting Guitars - Fret Not Guitar Repair

Removing fret board | TalkBass

 · I have a Kramer Duke that I can work on now that I have another bass. The fretboard is coming up a little bit at the 24th fret. I think I''d have to remove the entire board and get off all the glue and then reglue it. The fretboard is ebonal. I have read that an iron should work.

Guitar Fret Replacement: Fret Removal, Fingerboard …

Step 1: Fret Removal. I generally use heat when removing frets. It''s a good way to determine if glue was used during installation and facilitates easier removal. In order to apply the heat only the to frets crown I use a wide tipped soldering iron. I like to file a small notch in the tip so it can seat on the crown without sliding around.

How do I remove fretboard and how do I attach new one ...

remove frets remove binding, if any, scoring the intersection of the binding and wood with a razor knife heat the fingerboard with an iron. If it has plastic inlays they may melt or distort work a thin spatula or knife blade under small sections of heated fretboard and pry it loose from the neck scrape remaining glue and residue from the neck.

Removing and refreting a guitar with necking binding | …

2021-12-29 · 280. Today at 3:52 PM. #2. I heat frets on bound boards, but it is true that you can melt the binding if you get too hot. Move the iron back and forth across the center of the fret and touch the end of the fret with your finger. When you say ow, it''s hot enough.

fretless conversion

 · - take an iron on high heat and sit it on the frets until they''re hella hot - take a very sharp paint scraper and gently work it between the fretboard and the neck where you''ve heated things up with the iron - keep slowly moving the iron down the frets as you keep working the paint scraper further between the two pieces of wood

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2000-6-30 · I heated up my soldering iron, and began to "steam" the dent. I laid a small piece of water soaked paper towel over the spot, and gently pressed the tip of the hot iron directly over the dent. Immediately, I''d move the wet paper towel aside and look at the results. I''m VERY concerned and careful not to overheat and melt the finish!

Heat gun for loosening fretboard over the body

 · Rig a couple of supports for the heater, aiming down onto the fretboard, a few inches off. Protect the guitar top, swab the fretboard with linseed oil, apply heat from one bar in about 5 minute bursts and then stop and let the heat "soak in". The oil acts as a heat transfer medium and also prevents the fretboard from drying out too much.

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Fretboard removal question | My Les Paul Forum

 · 1,829. Aug 19, 2009. #2. Greco said: Quick question to the experts - If I remove a fretboard from a Les Paul with an iron, will the fretboard be reusable? i''m assuming that the binding and inlays may well get destroyed in the process. Click to expand... Yes it can be reuseable. As you heat the board and pry it off it will want to curl up on you.

How to remove the dots Inlays? | SevenString

 · I did have to sand the sides of the fretboard to remove any finishes on the sides, then the stain penetrated after that. it works great, its easy to use. but it does need a good lemon oil after use ( it gets rid of this slight reddish tint that shows in the light, and it gets rid of any residue of the dye remaining on the wood.) if you dont ...

Why use a iron on a fretboard?

2012-1-5 · Watch out: it''s easy to drill clear through the neck! So I''m using a depth-stop drill bit. This trusty old iron that my wife discarded is my favorite tool for removing fretboards. I turn the iron up to its maximum temperature, and the frets help transfer heat deep into the board. I heated the entire fretboard by moving the iron over its length ...

How do you remove fretboard inlays?

 · 300 IQ. #6. Click to copy post link. If you want to remove inlays, heat them with a soldering iron until the glue melts, then they should pop out. You''re almost guaranteed to …