Got hit with a question from a fellow bassist yesterday. She’s on the brink of taking the plunge into fretless playing and was wondering about what strings to use. The question was: is a more high tension string (like Chromes et al) - or - looser tension string (like TIs) a better choice for fretless playing. I told her I thought a lot depended on the bass (she’s getting a standard scale 4-string mag pup/no piezo solidbody) the player’s technique (she’s been playing for a little over seven years and has good ears, technique, and touch due to a couple of fine instructors the first few years she was playing) and the style of music you play (she plays everything.) So she asked: “Then what’s the general consensus?” I said I didn’t know. So now I’m asking TB: What’s your opinion - and what do you use on your fretless bass?