I have a question that pertains to Fretless basses ONLY!!! What is the point of an extremely expensive bridge (Hipshot, Badass, etc) on a fretless bass....the intonation is determined by the player for every note except the open strings. I've always wondered why not go with an Acoustic style bridge on a fretless. If you want more sustain or a harder sound, why not use Brass for the bridge saddle (basically a brass bar) and a brass nut if that suits you as well..if that's not enough, epoxy the neck and string up the stainless roundwounds. I'm just extremely curious about this. I'd love to hear some opinions I know that almost all acoustic electric basses use the acoustic style bridge, as well as the Rob Allens, Veillettes, and a host of others. Why not on a solid body set up for a harder sound?