As I'm finishing up my bass, I'm wondering about bridge placements. Fret distances are calculated based upon the scale length of the bass. But most bridges allow you to adjust the intonation - essentially shortening and lengthening the vibrating length of the string. So one string will have more of a vibrating length than another on the same bass. Does this not affect where the fret should be placed or where you would finger a fretless? It seems to me that fret placement is an exact science - most fret calculators give you something like four decimal places. And when you play a fretless, you can be a hair off and it sounds out of tune with the band.... But then you can adjust the bridge any way you want??!?