Because one thing I forgot when I defretted my Yamaha BB1200 was that the side position dots would throw me. I'll get some permanent side dots put in some time. I had the fret slotts filled with stained walnut veneer..you can't see the lines from more than a foot away. The BB1200 was made to be a fretless. The action and the sustain are remarkable. So now both my basses are fretless. Can anyone lend me a few hundred for something fretted. Just in case I ever need one.