I'm just gonna preface this with the fact that I want a P-bass, mainly. I'm open to other brand suggestions but haven't looked into too many because the shape and sound of a Precision appeal to me more than any other (well, aside from a Rickenbacker, but I can't afford half of one of those). As usual, I can't just buy 4 different basses (unfortunately). I currently own a relatively good Squier 5-string Jazz Bass, and while it's going great for me, it's a little limiting. I'd like to go ahead and add a fretless to my collection, but I made the revelation that it would be cheaper to convert a fretted bass to a fretless than pay the premium price-tag that fretless basses typically have. (There's only 1 fretless Fender P-bass on their catalog, and it's $1,700.) So I came down to the conclusion, "maybe I should buy a better new one, and convert my Squier to a fretless," but I've hit ANOTHER problem. Finding a 5-string is a bit easier than finding a fretless, but it's still harder to get a good Fender 5-string than 4-string. I figure I could reason this out with a little help from the community, so what's everyone's opinions, get a new 4-string and de-fret my 5-string, or keep the 5-string fretted and try to find a different fretless (or de-fret a 4-string). For context, I play a wide variety of music, from a large gamut of jazz, to gospel, to prog rock, to really synthy background stuff, so I'd have benefits and drawbacks from all decisions. Thanks in advance!