Aloha TBers, I recently did a stint with my bass mentor jazz teacher. He "required" me to try an upright for a new perspective. Well, the lesson cycle ran its course. I learned a lot, but I realize that after all of these years, I prefer the bass guitar. However, the fretless thing really speaks to my desire for a tasty tone and feel. So, I'm looking to buy a fretless bass. The thing is, the ones that I have seen that hover around the $1000 price point have the lines painted on. I really want one with no lines. I'm not afraid to spend on a nice bass, and I know that there are more expensive ones (i.e. Pedulla P.B.-lines). But, this will not be my main bass, so I don't have to have the best. Does anyone know of any, that they are happy with, or come highly recommended?