I know that many, many bassists feel awkward with a fretless bass. I'm just curious about how many people have actively decided against it. I know lots of guys who have a 'representative' fretless that they'll play for one or two songs at the gig. It's just no contest between those guys and the players who live and breathe on unlined boards. It just doesn't work for me as a novelty instrument, but I feel like the majority of non-serious fretless players use it just that way. Personal experience: I've owned two fretless electric basses and while I loved them both for how they sounded, I just decided that playing fretless bass well is a part time job in and of itself. If I was going to invest the time, I decided to pick up a whole other instrument for my trouble and went upright instead. This isn't a judgment against the fretless electric bass, it's beautiful voice or the wonderful expressive possibilities it holds, just a decision about what to do with my very finite amount of time on this Earth. I just got curious about how common this decision is among the other fretted electric bassists out there. Thoughts?