I just wanted to share that I got my first fretless! I've been playing bass for almost 11 years and all I can think is, "Why didn't I get one sooner?!?" It really opens up a whole new world. I mean, I've tried them many times before, but this was the first time I really spent quality practice time with it, and man, I love it! I'm actually having fun just playing the darn major scale and mwah-ing the hell out of it! It feels so good to just let the notes sing instead of playing fast runs. Anyways, I'm sure all you fretless players have known this for years. Oh, the bass? It's just a MIM Fender Jazz. Nothing special, but it's a good enough start for me!