so a few weeks ago I put a mighty mite fretless neck on my 2001 mim 60s jazz bass because I wanted to try out fretless before actually buying a bass. after a few weeks I really like playing fretless. the things I don't like , the ebonal , the width and feel of the mm neck compared to my jazz neck, and I put on roundwound instead of my Labella flats and I loved it at first but now I miss my flats. I am thinking more and more about yanking the frets out of my original neck.it is not like it is a expensive collectors bass but I would like to keep it the natural wood without the hard epoxy fingerboard. how long will a rosewood board last with flats without a coating, or for that matter with rounds before it would be grooved beyond playability. I play mostly just at home and only 3 to 4 hours a week. my days of wanting to be a rock star are 20 years behind me. if it would be a matter of taking a radius block to it every year or so it would not be to bad, I have most the tools from refertting my strat a few years ago witch turned out awesome. sorry for the rant.