Fretted/Fretless bass - thoughts?
Howdy. I have an unlined fretless bass that I've decided I need lines to play better. It's a great bass that I've been trying to sell to no avail, so now I'm thinking of modding it to make it easier for me to play. That got me to thinking whether to make it a lined fretless, or fretted (not fixed on particular type of frets, but not too large).
I seem to recall seeing a bass here on TB a while back that was both fretted and fretless - say, the first 12 positions were fretted, the rest fretless, or vice versa. So now I'm thinking about this as a possible option, but not sure which way I'd do it (leaning towards fretted in the first 12 positions) or whether this is a totally stupid idea.
Anyone with any experience with this? Pro/cons? General thoughts?