I am really looking into getting a new bass here soon. I am wondering how a fretless would sound in a metal band. I mostly play with overdrive, so that may be a factor. I am concerned with lack of response/clarity with playing a fretless in this type of music. also, while at the music store today trying out basses, there were two different fretlesses. one had flatwound strings and the other had roundwound. what gives? I thought roundwound would chew up the fretboard? Is there much difference in tone for these, given i want to play metal? I also am looking into a fretless as i wanna start playing it as a solo instrument, like Eberhard Weber!