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Old 10-26-2018, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by minor7flat5 View Post
My “regular carry” bass has no frets and no dots...it’s a beautiful instrument and a joy to play.

But you are on to the secret—un-lined fretless basses like mine typically have a set of tiny dots along the top edge of the fretboard, so people in front think we are absolutely playing the thing totally by ear like a boss, when we still have cheater dots out of sight. Make no mistake, if you play the one long enough, the dots don’t matter, but they sure are a nice safety net to have.
I was going to say--I don't play a lot of guitar, but I guess I've played enough that I don't need the dots to help me along. It's not that difficult with a fretted instrument to get the lay of the land. Fretless, though...I would be out of tune in a sec!