i was in a music store today and tried out this fretless bass they had. Can't remember who it was made by. Well I've heard about these things, and i think talkbass were offering one as a prize a few months back. The thing i found most strange about them was the sound they made. When you put your fingers behind it fret it simply shortens the string length, but when you put your fingers down on a fretless bass the string is just lowered, which means wherever you put your fingers down a big part of the string is 'skimming' on the fretboard. It makes a kind of twangy sound, which is pretty weird to hear. I think it's made specifically for slapbass cos of the sound you get from it. Does anyone own a fretless bass here? Plus i tried a couple of guitars way out of my price range...makes me want to throw my second hand piece of junk in the trash.