I'm getting ready to get my MIM modded fretless. I tried the stock MIM fretless bass and I HATE the flatwounds with a passion. Feels slippery and the tone is very boring and dead. I would like to put on the roundwounds, but I've heard alot of people on this board will say that it would chew the finger board up. How would the GHS brite flats compare to some DR Lo riders? I'm kind of skeptical that the GHS would sound as good as the DR rounds. Also I have a problem with my fingers slipping off the strings of flatwounds. Is there some polish or oil that protects the fingerboard from being messed up by roundwounds? How do you get epoxy on wood to look good? Seems like it would be a messy job.