There is another thread concerning both Novax and Feiten Systems here, but what I'd like to know is that has any of our guest luthiers ever thought about combining these two? I find this question pretty interesting for the future of fretted bass, as bass construction is developing beyond where guitar has been for centuries. Bass' one-note-at-the-time-style playing allows more asymmetrical construction on the fretboard. Even the chordal approach on bass is still quite simple, (using usually only two or three fretted notes) so it can be handeled even on as difficult fretboard as Novax System offers. So, the benefits would be clear: the string eveness of Novax Frets and the more natural tone of BFTS combined would probably be the way bass frets would be laid in future. And also, hasen't anyone been using Novax idea on fretless basses? The construction would be simple really, only the fretboard, the nut and the bridge would have to be angled, without any precise fanned fret installation required, but the benefits would be the same as with frets. Most fretless players use their ears to navigate anyways, so not even fretlines would not be needed. I'm interested very to hear what our crafting professionals have to say about these ideas.