i LOVE the tone you get from fretless basses. the mwah, short sustain, growl tone. ryan martinis tone sounds alot like a fretless bass, but he uses fretted wicks and still gets that tone. does anyone have any suggestions on how to get a fretless tone from a fretted cirrus 5? my bass is pretty growley, but not as tight as id like it. its kind of a dirty growl...with my ampeg pre and all. but when i play my 100 dollar fretless unplugged, i get that awesome "growley for days" tone. would compression get me any closer to the sound im looking for? here.... THIS is the tone i want. how can i get this growl. im a desperate man!!