Hey guys. After going to Mars today and playing about 5 different basses (fretted and fretless) including 2 curbow fretless unlined 4-strings, a Fender Jazz, Fender P, and an Epiphone-4, I have fallen in love with the fretless bass. The smooth waaooowww sound when i slid up and down the neck was so very sweet on the ears. No fret buzz or rattle, just phat sliding bass notes. Those Curbows beat the Fenders hands down. And I was completely unimpressed with the Epiphone. I love Fretless and anyone who feels the same way is welcome to post and tell me why! later you funky slappin dudes. PS. Fender sucks! PPS. I have found the only combo i will ever need and i forgot the name of it!! 2 tens, a tweeter, sub woofer, and hella boom boom.