Jazz: fretless fiver + fretted four or vice versa?
What are your thoughts and experience?
I currently have a good fretted five string, active Jazz and a good fretless five string as well. I do not have a four string Jazz, though, but I am looking for one.
Since I could do most of our songs on a four string and I feel slightly more relaxed without the low B, I have thought of trading one of the fivers for a four stringer. I figured combining the two "speciality basses" into one might work. I normally go for a bit simpler approach on my fretted fiver vs on a four and fretless is also used on slower songs.