This thread deals with my first bass, a p-bass copy. I have a huge sentimental attachment to it, and after I putting new electronics, new hardware, and nice strings Ive grown to love the tone and feel it has. After saving my money I invested in a new bass and I use both equally. My question lies here; I really want to learn how to play fretless and I decided to defret my old bass. Im confident in my ability to do this and I beleieve that the tone will only improve from doing this, but ive read so many threads where people have defretted their basses have ended up with a heap of garbage. I have to be concerned, because I think I have a lot gain by defretting , but also a lot to lose. If I could afford a nice fretless bass at the moment Id invest in one, but I cant; and theres no way Im defretting my conklin. So what are your guys opinions?