Firstly, I hope my post is acceptable in the bass forums. I want to string my fretless with roundwounds and people have recommened that I apply a protective layer onto my fingerboard. I just called a tech and he told me that that would be expensive - like $250! I have a number of questions: 1) What are my options as far as protective finishes go? 2) What is a reasonable price for the different processes. 3) What do you guys think about using roundwounds directly on my fingerboard without any kind of protective finish? Thanks.