I thought this would be ok in basses since I'm talking about them. Anyway, today I went to guitar center for the first time ever. I've heard their service and quality aren't the best but dang did they have a lot of stuff. Of course I went right to the bass section to try some out. First I tried an ibanez BTB. Very very versatile, nice sound. Then some fender jazzes, pretty good but the strings were so dang old. Then I spotted a warwick corvette fretless, and I had never played a fretless before. So I plugged it into an ampeg 4x10 cabinet and the sound was just incredible. I instantly fell in love with fretless (my intonation was not as bad as I thought it'd be either). After the warwick I walked around a bit and then saw this 1977 maple fretboard fretless stingray on the wall and got somebody to get it for me and I ran it through the same ampeg. HOLY CRAP dude. The tone was absolutely unbelievable. Flatwound strings on a maple fretboard, mmmm. I must have played it for an hour 30 straight. I got plenty of muuah out of it. I now want a stingray more than anything. Well that's my GC journey.