I am having a really tough time deciding on my upcoming bass purchase. I am torn between either a five string or a fretless. My choices are as follows: 1) Fender Marcus Miller V* 2) Hanewinckel Fretless 5* 3) Carvin LB75 Fretless 4) De-Fret Fender + MM5 Here's my other tough problem. I have a standard fender jazz that I could easily convert to a fretless, and still afford a MM5 bass. however all the defretted basses I have played do not sound or feel anywhere as nice as "factory-made" fretlesses. Are these just bad de-fretting jobs, or can I never get that true fretless feel with a de-fret? * I would normally opt for the Hanewinckel but I aboslutely love the Marcus Miller basses, and I would definately want to get one if all those rumors of it being discontinued are true.