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[color=#141414][font=verdana, geneva, lucida,]Hallo to all and happy new year to everyone.[/font][/color]
[color=#141414][font=verdana, geneva, lucida,]I found a matsumoku factory bass yesterday for about 20$.....It is a Westone Thunder 1a. I believe it is from 1982. It is not in very good condition but I would like to fix it. The bigger problem is the fretboard that is in poor condition. I decided to fix it and to convert it into fretless cause i don't have a fretless bass. Do you know where I can find a rosewood fretless fretboard to fix it?[/font][/color]
[color=#141414][font=verdana, geneva, lucida,]I have some other issues such as pickup covers, some screws etc. But there is no problem to fix them.[/font][/color]
[color=#141414][font=verdana, geneva, lucida,]Thanks for your help.[/font][/color]

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How bad is the fretboard...pics would be good :). Unless it's literally falling apart, you shouldn't need a new fingerboard, simply defret and restore the old one :). There are plenty of threads on defretting on google which may be helpful. You'll see some people using wood filler and others using veneer to fill the fret slots. I'd recommend filling the slots with veneer rather than wood filler.

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Thanks for your answer. It is in very bad condition. When I removed the frets the rosewood fingerboard starts to "peel". I believe that I have to scraped the fretboard too much for better result. The think is that I don't want to spent much money for this project. I don't know if it is worth it.

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