Just got my Brice fretless and this is my first fretless, so I have a few questions. I tried the search, but couldn't seem to find what I was looking for. Is it normal for the strings to leave marks of the fretboard? These are flatwounds and I don't plan on using rounds for this bass. This has a rosewood board and since it's a cheaper bass, I'm wondering if the higher end basses with rosewood also leave marks. Should I put some sort of protection on it? I've read about the epoxy deal and I'm not going near that. Just looking for some sort of wood protectant. Thanks.