I love my new-to-me Conklin Groove Tools fretless 7, but I have to say I still have NO idea why bass makers put side marker dots BETWEEN the fret positions (the fretboard is lined) and not AT the fret positions. There seems to be an even division among makers on this issue. Well, at least the solution was simple. The fretboard material is a composite that is dead black. So I took a black permanent marker and colored in the @#%&* dots, then I bought a white paint marker and added my own dots where they're f***ing SUPPOSED to be. No, my dots aren't perfectly uniform and it was REALLY weird messing with the appearance of such a gorgeous instrument. But at least it is now usable. So here's the question: do ANY fretless players here LIKE the dots in the between-frets position? And if not, why the heck are the manufacturers still putting 'em there?