I cant tell you how long I have waited for a Kubicki Bass that is at the right price that I can justify getting it. Well... One came up on CL... $850.00 !!!!! It was a perfect condition PERFECT CONDITION 1990 9v Kubicki Factor Fret-less un-lined. I didn't hesitate I bought it. I got it yesterday.... and well.... I am less than thrilled. I cant tell you how I have lusted after this bass for the better part of my life. And after actually starting to play bass about 2.5 years ago the search was ON! Now that I have it... I feel let down. NOT THAT IT DOES NOT SOUND INCREDIBLE.... It plays awesome... I just suck!!!! It is amazing how much frets help with making you sound like a rockstar... Now remove those... and it is like you are playing for the first time ever. I am mostly disappointed with how I SOUND. Chording is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.... Here is my question.... (I knew I would get to it eventually) Should I keep this bass and suck it up and get better? Or see if I can find someone who might want to trade a fretted Kubicki for a non-fretted one, because my lust for the instrument is fading... LOL BECAUSE I SUCK! LOL Thanks for reading this.... and thanks ahead of time for your help!