Ok. I was lucky enough to purchase a '92 thumb five for a good price. It was the bass of my dreams since the first time I played one. I've also always wanted a thumb fretless (I love fretless, I love the thumb bass...why not). Lately I've been really fiending for a fretless but I don't have the money to get a decent one. The $1500 question is: Should I even be talking about defretting my lovely bass? I've done one defretting job on a cheap acoustic bass and it turned out pretty good. I was wondering if any of you have ever had any experience deflowering...I mean defretting a warwick in particular or any nice expensive boutique bass for that matter. I'm not talking about HAVING it done by someone. I mean defretting it yourself. So, am I crazy?