So I have two basses, both 5 string. A Traben Phonex and one that was custom made by a friend of mine using a neck from Carvin and has 2 EMG pickups in it. I'm in two bands and one of them is a melodic rock/pop sort of outfit. (big influences by Pink Floyd, U2, Muse ) I would really like to get into a fretless five string. I'd also like to spend less than a grand on one too as I just can't break the bank on another bass. So I have been perusing the Ebay. Here's a few finds: What does anyone know of this brand? Bass-Guitar-5-String-Neck-Thru-Brice-Z5-Nat-Fretless It says "Note that the fret marker dots are where they would be on a fretted bass, not at where your fingers should be" Would this make it more difficult to learn? Opinions? Then this: NEW-Warwick-RockBass-Corvette-Fretless-5-String-Bass I know there are many Warwick users here. Opinions on this fretless 5? And finally, I'm just posting this because it's beautiful. It's already out of my price range, and I'm sure it will go much higher: Lakland-55-94-Fretless-5-String-Bass-Guitar-USA-Made Again, these are just a few I found. If any one would like to recommend some other options, I'd love to hear them. Thanks!