I want an unlined fretless bass so bad. I can taste it. I have decided b/w these two, because they are the ones I can afford. So I need your input to help me make a choice. I have some questions. Is the B string on the Brice 5 floppy? How about the Dean 5? How are the Dean 4 string fretless? Are either basses very heavy? I play an OLP 5 string and really like the fact it is a lightweight bass. The Brice appears to be cheaper. The only thing that bothers me is that I will have to purchase the bass sight unplayed. I have not had very good luck buying basses online and then liking them. I play a 5 string regularly, and occasionally a six string. Thanks for you input!!!