OK, I have two Washburn basses, both Stingray-style, that I have had posted for sale for a while, and nobody's buying them. In the meantime, I've had to sell my awesome (only) fretless, a Warwick Corvette, because SOMETHING had to go. Anyway, now I figure I might as well defret one of the Washburns, since now I need a fretless, and both of the Washburns are good-sounding basses. But which one would make a better fretless, or how could I GUESS which one would? One is a USA XB-900, ash/rosewood, with a Basslines pickup and 3-band EQ. It sounds very smooth and polished, and the mid control might be good for dialing in "mwah". On the other hand, I have more $$ in it, and defretting it would totally destroy any chance I have of getting any cash back out of it. The other bass is a Korean RB-2000, with 2-band EQ. This bass is much more aggressive and "slappy" sounding, I think because its ash body is much heavier, plus it has a massive strings-thru-body bridge. So which makes for a better fretless sound: mellow smoothness, or gritty slap tone???? I know people who swear by fretless P-basses, and others who adore fretless Stingrays. Anyone have any advice? BTW, I've defretted a bass before, so the TECHNIQUE isn't an issue, just which bass should undergo the surgery.