I bought this bass from a fellow TBer about 6 weeks ago. I've been 'shedding with it at home ever since I got it, and last night I used it in a band setting for the first time. This thing rocks! I was playing sort of "power pop" (kind of crappy music from a personal taste standpoint, but you take what you can get, right?), and the Kingston fit right in. I was a little concerned about using fretless in hard-ish rock situation, but I'm not now. When you dig in and play aggressively it kind of has a chorus/overdrive/fuzz feel thanks to the interplay between the strings and the fretboard. (Maybe this is the "mwah factor?" This is my first fretless. I've always associated mwah with slides.) Add in the mwah on slides and the killer beefy/growly tone and you've have one kick-a** bass! The guitarist, who I've been playing with for about 6 years now, said I should give up all my other basses and just play this one from now on. ---------- One slight concern; it came with roundwounds, but I've been considering a switch to tape wounds to ease up on the fingerboard chewing. Based on threads here, it will either be just as good or totally dead with tape wound strings, so I guess that's sort of a YMMV situation.