Hey Fellaz, I'm just about 100% that a fretless is my next instrument, a 5 string to be specific. For the last couple weeks I've been playing any fretless I find at stores and it has really supported my feelings on it. And to eventually play fretless as my main thing is a nice thought too. Now my dilemma, my main bass is a fretted Mike Lull M5V (J5) and the dream is to get a matching fretless to compliment it, but I'm not there financially... And a used Lull seems out of the question cause there hasn't been too many made, the shop estimates about 5 or 6. So, should I pick up a used good, mid-priced bass (i.e. Yamaha TRB, Lakland 5501/02 or JO5) and get started on this journey or start off with something cheaper (i.e. Squier VM)??? I'm leaning towards a mid-priced because it'll be good for a while and something I can gig with. There's nothing like a good instrument to get you inspired to practice. The Squier VM is nice but I can't help but look at it as a practice bass, IMO. I always believed in holding out for the bass you want cause a cheaper one will only put you that much in the hole towards your dream bass... But to hold out for a custom Lull seems really far away. So what's my next move? Thanks!