I'm not exactly a fan of most of the acoustic basses out there. In fact there really hasn't been a single one that I've played that was anywhere near loud enough with out being amplified. But anyways, I was thinking about ordering a acoustic/electric bass if nothing else but for practice and late night acoustic jam sessions. I figured I'd go ahead and get a fretless version so I could work on my fretless skills but I'm not sure which strings to use. I've been looking at alot of flatwound strings and I even saw one acoustic with tapewound strings. I was just wondering what kind of strings would give the best fretless acoustic tone without hurting the fretboard too bad.