What's some of the differences between the two? besides fretless means that you don't have the frets. Do you have to reposition your fingering in order to fret the note right (place the finger where the fret would be)? Whats the difference in sound. I think that fretless offers more bassier sounds but I'm not sure. Also, I don't like to hear the strings slapping against the frets when I play, would getting a fretless help reduce that noise? These sound like noobie questions but I haven't dealt with fretless at all. I have only played one once and I can hardly remember it.