My fretless Stingray 5 with bare rosewood board has a very nice, warm sound, but I've decided that what I'm after is something brighter.. with more bite to it. I almost think that getting a fretless Moses neck would be the best way to go.. but I really like the profile and feeling of the current neck and a Moses would cost me a bit more than I'm looking to spend ($525 with an added $150 if I wanted diamondwood.... eeek!). Therefore I'm really only considering getting a coating on the current fingerboard. What are some pros and cons of different coatings? I'm looking for brightness and the ability to be able to use nickel roundwounds is a must. Anyone know of someone in Wisconsin that will do this sort of work? I'll probably have my dad do it because he's big into woodworking and finishing (he seemed to really enjoy doing the routing for a bridge jazz pickup on my other bass), but I still wouldn't mind getting some price quotes. Thanks!