Not sure if this is the right forum for this, but, if not, it's easily enough moved. I'm curious about the "sound" of recorded material. When playing live, it's fairly easy to hide your mistakes since there's so much goin' into the mix. But, when I hear recorded material that's played on the radio, it's so much more precise. And, "basswise" (is that a word?) I'm wondering if a lot of recordings are done with fretless basses? On the air, I rarely hear any fret noise, clack, or, what I characterize as "speed-bump" noise during slides.... So are they editing out the imperfections in an individuals playing style, or .....? Anyway.... I'm just trying to gain a better understanding of all this so whatever comments anyone might have are most appreciated. Thanks!