I'm thinking about getting a fretless to fool around on, and I've read some good things about the new bass from Switch, which is composed of a compound called "vibracell." It's also known as the "innova" series, and is neck-through-body. Sells for around $400-500. They seem to have many guitar models, but not as many for bass. Here's a link to a PDF of their catalog: Switch catalog-basses at end The bass in question is on page 28. Being a happy owner of a Steinberger XL-2, I'm not afraid of a "woodless" bass, since non-organic compounds often have the benefit of greater stability, consistency, and evenness than wood. Of course, this may all come at the expense of a halfway decent tone, which might be even more disadvantageous in a fretless. Has anyone tried one of these? What are your impressions? I did a search on "switch" which pulled up lots of irrelevant information, and there wasn't much of anything coming up in the search for "vibracell" or "innova." Just curious!