My bandleader owns a really nice studio and is looking to purchase an upright bass for it. He was thinking it might be better to go with an electric upright instead of a traditional model as more bassists would be able to play it. He's looking specifically at the NS Design CR4 Omni model which is a fretted upright. My question is can this model even remotely sound like the real thing? I've seen some videos of the NS fretless models and those sound pretty convincing but will a fretted model sound similar? With the scale length being the same as an electric (34"), I just don't see this sounding much different than a bass guitar. I have no experience with upright basses at all so I'm hoping someone here who has played these can lend some input!