Gah! Frets! I finally have an identical Strangeberger with frets to match my fretless. Hooray! This one is exactly like my fretless - Moses neck, Rio Grande Pitbull pickups, no tone nor volume controls, a TransTrem, and two gaping holes in the front! I'm still working on the setup, but it seems to play almost exactly like the last one, which is quite satisfactory. I'm going to have to get used to playing with frets, but I think it's going to be alot of fun. This one took forever to come together. First, I partially traded my Warr 8 string for it, but it didn't have any pickups or controls in there. The pickups are Rio Grandes, which came pretty quickly; the neck is a custom Moses (no dots!), and that took 6 weeks to arrive. Once it arrived, I had to take it to a place that had a drill press to have it installed. Those guys sat on it for 3 weeks before they finally told me that the neck pocket was too high, and the bridge wouldn't come up high enough for the strings to sit right. The last neck was much deeper than this one, and it worked fine. I'm quite a bit confused on this, but it turns out they were correct. Hmmm... My other bass is at the rehearsal space, so I can't compare them to each other and see where the discrepency is. My guess is that the body routes were a bit off, so the fretless neck went in with no problems, and the fretted was a bit of a pain. Currently the bridge is shimmed a little bit, but upon a bit of setup it appears that that shim could be removed and all will be well. So now I have nearly identical twins. And that's all I have to say about that.