Good evening all.. I'm a guitar player who recently picked up the bass and I'm absolutely loving it. I've been learning scales lately, practicing techniques like slapping, and I don't know what you would call it but I "run" with my 2 fingers on the string. I really dislike using picks. I'm borrowing an old cort electric bass from a sister of a friend but I need to get myself one. I NEED TO. I'm gonna be playing good old rock and roll with some buddies of mine in a band. I've been browsing the forums, browsing gear reviews, browsing custom basses... ooing and ahing and I THINK I have a fairly good idea of what basses are good and what aren't. So I'm in the market for a new bass, intermediate level I suppose, something that will last me a couple years that I won't outgrow. The real question I have is, should I buy a fretless? I have a pretty good knowledge of guitar theory, and I was thinking if could get acquainted with the fretless it would be more rewarding in the end. What do you recommend? If yes to a fretless, should I get a 5 string? Too many options... Any advice is welcome!