I just picked up my first fretless bass. They tend to be rare in Hong Kong, so when I saw a Dean Edge 4 at Eddy Piano, I grabbed it (about US$305 which seems to be a decent price). The obligatory pic is attached. I've played it all afternoon, and am really surprised at how easy it is to make the switch. I've been tracking my intonation with my Peterson Strobostomp tuner (it's fast enough to pick up the notes on walking bass) and see no significant problems ... it probably helps that I have stuck to playing 34" scale fretted basses (my 35" Modulus is up for sale). The only change I've made so far is to dump the stock strings (I was having problems with uneven tone, and the G string was just wimpy) and replace them with D'Addario nickle mediums. Perhaps I should have gone with lights, as my hand is sore, but the tone is nice. I'm actually impressed with the overall quality of the instrument. Both wood and woodwork look great, the electronics sound good ... and it's fretless. I've still got to fiddle with setup ... but that means deciding what I want from the bass. I'll probably try to lower the string height (which is medium high right now), and maybe play with the trussrod. Do any of the TBers who play fretless have any suggestions for someone just starting out.