Hello, all you fellow bassists. This is my first post, so I just figured I'd say hi. I have been reading some of these topics and replies on these forums and I must say: and also because I am quite the newbie when it comes to bass playing. Well, not quite a newbie, but I'm probably not as good as you guys who've been playing forever (I've only really played seriously for 3 months or so, I've had my bass for about 1 year). I've been playing in the chapel band at school, and I'm going to a youth convention around Thanksgiving to play there, so that should be fun. I've got a good bass, I think it's a Spector NS-0004 or something, it's really nice, the guy I bought it from said he got it for some $800. I also have a quaint 50W Peavey amp that I like. I just restringed my little bass with Flatwounds, which I've since fallen in love with, but I'm having a problem. I'm working to save up for a good fretless bass. I sorta want to get a 5-string but I somewhat want to keep the comfortable 4-string style. Are the 5 notes worth a change in style? And a second question, what would be a good fretless to get?