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What to call finger positions on fretless bass?

On a fretless bass, you'd refer to "frets" as that is the reference frame there. Violinists have "positions" which basically only reference the index finger location (as you are playing on just one ...
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Would it be possible to start learning bass guitar with a fretless bass?

It makes sense that once you've found your way round a fretted bass, playing on a similar scale fretless will be easier. But - violinists, cellists, double bass players, all start off with fretless, ...
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Fretless rosewood fingerboard care

Rosewood simply is a bit too soft to endure most bass strings, no matter how gentle you play. But different types of string cause very different amounts of abrasion: Standard roundwound strings are ...
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Fretless bass buzz

I'll expand a bit on my comment at the request of OP. I haven't had this exact problem on any of my fretless basses but I can tell you what steps I would take if I did encounter something like this. ...
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Would it be possible to start learning bass guitar with a fretless bass?

Yes, it's possible. In fact I think it's helpful for developing a good technique right from the start, because fretless will punish a bad hand position more obviously than fretted does. I myself ...
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What to call finger positions on fretless bass?

I believe you need to specifically say the note. Saying the fret on a fretless doesn't have much meaning due to the requirement of needing to know exactly where your finger needs to be to give you ...
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