Don't these people stock anything special besides multi-strings? You'd think out of the 8ish shops I've visited in my quest, as least one would carry a fretless bass of SOME kind. I don't even care what brand, I just want to play one before I invest in one! There has got to be at least one other islander on this forum. Have you ever seen a fretless bass on Oahu, whoever you are? Where? I've been to all the logical places, like Dan's Guitars, Music Mac, Harry's, etc. All you folks who bad-talk the major chains take note: at least you've got a place to go with a truly wide selection.