Yes, this is my second fretless thread in less than five minutes. Don't judge me! They're different... so there! Anywhoozle, exactly how much different is fretless bass to you? I figure if you've got good technique it shouldn't be that much more difficult (with lines at least). Yes, that assumption is completely unsubstantiated but that seems to make sense to me. I have yet to gig on a fretless but ever since I got my Schack last spring I've felt comfortable enough to do so (lack of opportunity). I approach it like a fretted bass... without frets. Add a little vibrato and everything seems to work out just fine. Should playing without bits of metal pressed into some wood make it that much tougher to play well? Mods feel free to delete if there is too much overlap with my other thread. I believe that they are separate issues though.