Im looking to get a fretless bass and ive searched some of the previous threads and have seen alot of praise on ZON, Pedulla, and WAL fretless basses. How do the MTD USA's fretless basses compare to these basses. I have an MTD 535 fretted and of course i love it, so i dont know whether to go for another MTD or venture off in another direction, it is hard to find these other basses to play so that i can actually feel and hear them....there are none at any of the bass shops in my area. Also....what types of woods(body, neck, fretboard) are most popular for that beautiful fretless sound. If i can find something that sounds like the bass that Marcus Miller used on "forevermore" on his "Tales" record, I would be in heaven. Your help is appreciated. I'm guessing Ebony is probably a very popular wood for fretless fretboards. Oh, and Im looking to get a Lined fretless. I dont know if that affects the tone at all, I can't imagine it would So my questions are: 1. How do MTD USA fretless basses comapre to WAL, ZON, PEDULLA-which would you choose? 2. What type of woods are most common on fretless basses? 3. Do lined fretless basses sound any different than an unlined? Thank you.