During my recent vacations, I was back in my hometown and I did a little tour of the music stores, looking for a good, cheap fretless. I did'nt found one but in one store I used to go a lot when I was living there, the sales guy adviced me to buy a cheap JB copy (like Hohner or Aria) and then make it defretted. In fact, he was trying to sell me a second hand Hohner JB copy. I tried it, and it felt like total crap. A MIM JB was hanging next to the Hohner and, to compare, I also tried it. I've tried several Fender JB and PB before but never really liked them. But this time, this bass was just feeling right ! Easy playing, comfortable, good sound, good looking. No dead spot (to my ears anyway), no humming. I've waited one day to be sure, gone back to store and tried it another time. I really enjoyed it again and bought it. (It's a standard MIM JB, sunburst). I've been "Fenderized" ! Just wanna share.