I have been considering purchasing an unlined fretless bass with the intent of having it fretted. The bass is a custom bass that even though it has a bolt on neck, getting a new neck made for it is not an option I want to explore. I spoke with a friend who is also a repairman who suggested that it might be difficult to properly fret. Are there any luthier types around who can chime in on this and help me understand why I could or should not fret this fretless bass? I also know the bass has a 34" scale and has side dots already where the the common fret positions would be noted like 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, etc... The bass is a Fender Steve Bailey bass. As a player with limited knowledge of luthiery, please help me understand this guys. Thanks.