so yesterday at rehearsal my drummer asked me to try out my fretless on our more metal/heavy tunes. WOW!!! what a killer sound. i assumed that the flats wouldn't work for these tunes but it was really killer...even with a pick. the fretless was also a blast to play... the SINGER even commented on it. she said the bass was so huge she could sit on it. the moral of the story is playing fretless with a pick and a set of flats is great for the heavy stuff. however, it looks as if i have to start bringing another bass to gigs.