I own a frettless MIM Jazz Bass, and i love the sound on the lows and mids, and even the highs, but theres one thing: i play a lot of chords, and they almost always sound muddy. for my next bass i was considering getting a 5 string string (EADGC not with the low b) and was wondering if i should stick to frettless or if i should find a fretted. the thing is i know i would miss the frettless sound whenever im not playing chords. if only i could have frettless on the bottom two strings only . and i was also wondering if even if i got fretted, it would still sound muddy with J pickups, and what pickups work best for chrisp sounding chords. p.s. Sorry about the other thread go ahead and delete it (I accidentally pressed enter). But heres what I was getting at.