I'm looking into picking up a fretless bass and learning it this winter. I remember in Bass Player they gave the Yamaha and Carvin really good writeups. Anybody have a preference? I also would like to know if I should learn on a fretlined Bass, or just go for an unmarked board. I don't plan on spending a ton the first time out here, and would rather study some and then buy a nicer setup. Any comments?