I am a new player playing on a Yamaha RXB374. I wanted to start on a fretless, but TBH I was kind of afraid of it... a decision that I am regretting a little now. I have been eyeballing the threads about de-fretting, and I would love to try it one day, but no time right now since I have about 16 irons in the fire AND if I screw it up I just boned myself as this is my only instrument! So I am left with a couple of options I suppose... Looking around it looks like the cheapest option is the neck change, and cheap is good right now because I am also shopping around for my first amp head and cab setup... a whole 'nother thread. If I don't do that, then all I can do is start shopping around for a fretless. If that is the best way to go then the fretless thing will just have to wait a while as I am looking at blowing all my folding money on getting myself able to play out loud so I guess the long and the short of it is this: Is there a down side to sticking a fretless neck on a cheapo bass?