I've played some fretless basses in stores and it's pretty cool. And after picking up Michael Manring's Book of Flame (first time I ever listened to him) and digging the music and especially fretless tone of La Familia Sagrada I've got a bit of a fever for a fretless bass, probably 5 string. Manring used a custom Zon Hyperbass ("Jr") on that song. I will consider Zon (or even Roscoe, Modulus, etc) but I have two Sadowsky basses and love Roger's work. I'm asking Sadowsky fretless owners (a phone call to Roger to will ensue) about AND why they chose their pickup combinations (jazz or soapbar) fretboards (maple, ebony, morado) I want the punch of a swamp ash body and of course it will have to have a figured top to rival Rader's spalted fretless! P.S.-- Obtaining a high end fretless 5 will insure that I play like Manring, Wooten, and Miller, right? NOT!