As most of you know, I own an Epi Jack Casady and can't praise it enough. I also own a MIM fretless Fender Jazz. To be honest the Casady is the only bass I really play. I still want to play fretless, but the pups on my Jazz hum to the point of driving me insane.(I'm 1/2 way there guys, so I don't need any help) In another thread ( New bass fretted of fretless ) member CS made a very inspiring statement, IMHO. He said he has two identical basses, one fretted the other fretless. That got me to thinking: Why not get another Casady and have the frets removed? I love Jazz basses, and I know it would be cheaper to upgrade the MIM, but I've read other guy's posts saying that after they finished upgrading their MIM they almost could have bought another bass. So... #1) What are your thoughts on another Casady, defretted? #) What do you think a good fret yank job would cost? I figure about $200.00 (also have markers installed in the fret slots) I just want to get a general concensus, because, if I start upgrading the Jazz, I know I'll end up dumping $500.00 into it. Thanks, Mike J. P.S. If you've ever heard a Casady, this bass would be the ultimate sans frets.