Fretless bass has me intrigued lately, and I love the tone Les Claypool gets from his fretlesses (yeah I know, Les Claypool is Les Claypool) and was wondering if fretless bass could possibly be for me. Right now for my next bass, it's inbetween a Warwick Thumb 5 fretted or fretless. One concern I have is that I seem to get the impression that fretlesses are only good for certain things, and that they can't do a lot of things. Does the fact that they are fretless take away any versatility? Are they as versatile as fretted basses. What are the disadvantages of fretless (not technique-wise)? Why don't you see many people using fretlesses? (I don't really know how to word what I'm trying to say) Does anyone here use a fretless as their main gigging bass? If so, what kind of bass is it and what kind of music do you play, and could you do many different styles with fretless? P.S. I am not trying for Claypools tone, he just spiked my curiosity, along with me seeing P-Nut from 311 using a Thumb 5 fretless. But I am not trying to cop anyones tone.