Ok, I have realised that I do need a fretless to play those jaco tunes So I'm looking everywhere for a decent, cheap bass. The ideal would be a pretty old and shabby looking jazzbass, or maybe an old ibanez. But they are hard to find. So I'm thinking about finding a fretted bass and get someone to defrett it. Is that smart? If the work is done properly, will the result always be as good as a original fretless? (Nope, I'm not searching for information on how to defrett the bass. So the search function will not do me any good) If I don't find anything good used, the fretless mim jazzbass is pretty cheap over here. Have any of you got any experience with that? But it bugs me that the frets is marked on it. I want a clean neck!