Originally Posted by bassbenj
Have you had much time to form an opinion of the new fretless tone compared to the original fretted tone?
I've logged quite a few hours on it already and I love it. The tone has changed very little. I find the front pickup more useable now than before (although I don't know why), but still prefer the burpiness of the bridge. I think the overall tonal quality of the instrument is well-suited for fretless. I find it to be very warm and expressive, surprisingly. I'm not sure how my SRX would compare to your SR506 since your pickups are Barts (I think?) and mine are made by Ibanez. But if you like the tone of your 506 and want fretless, go for it!